Odisha gets Rs 524 cr more for rail infra than last Budget: Vaishnaw

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | February 01, 2024 IST

Odisha gets Rs 524 Cr more funds for railway infrastructure than last Rail Budget: Vaishnaw

New Delhi, Feb 1: Odisha has been allocated funds to the tune of Rs 10,536 crore for Railways for 2024-25 in the interim Union Budget announced on Thursday, said Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday. 

Responding to media query following the presentation of the Interim Budget, Vaishnaw said an allocation of Rs 10,536 crore has been made in rail sector for of Odisha. The state has got Rs 524 crore more than the allocation made last year. 

For the last three years, Odisha has been getting Rs 10,000 crore on an average per year for railways, Vaishnaw said.

In the Railway Budget 2023-24, Odisha got Rs 10,012-crore, while the allocation was Rs 9734 crore in 2022-23.

The Railway Minister further said funds to the tune of Rs 52,000 crore will be invested in upcoming railway projects in Odisha soon. Adequate funds are being allocated for Odisha by the Narendra Modi government wherein 100 per cent electrification of the railways has already been achieved across the state.

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