LUCKNOW: Union Minister of state for Railways Manoj Sinha said that Indian Railways has made historical progress in past four years as many facilities have been introduced for common commuters during this time.
Addressing the gathering in Basti while inaugurating many facilities for passengers at Basti railway station Sinha said that since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took charge in 2014 he has asked for the betterment of railways frequently.
He said Rs 1100 crore were used for development of railways in 2014 and the amount increased to 7200 crores in this fiscal year.
Sinha claimed that railways has introduced many facilities and upgraded meter gauge into broad gauge introduced electrification and has done doubling of tracks.
Speaking about achievements of Northeast Railways Sinha said that 410 kilometer new tracks were constructed, 576 kilometer tracks were doubled, 293 kilometer lines were turned into broad gauge and 2.156 kilometer lines were electrified in these past four years. Keeping huge population in mind, railways have to expand further, he added.
Union minister said that Indian Railways has to upgrade 600 railway stations as per international norms. He said that 92 over bridges were constructed in Uttar Pradesh in recent years. He said that railway officers were working like Indian army men for the development of the sector.