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Goyal: Centre spent Rs 75,000 crore on city trains

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Published : Jan 20, 2019, 1:34 am IST
Updated : Jan 20, 2019, 1:34 am IST

Min says Modi govt invested 4 times more than UPA.

The railways miniister Piyush Goyal said that frequency of the Express train would be increased in the upcoming days.
 The railways miniister Piyush Goyal said that frequency of the Express train would be increased in the upcoming days.

Mumbai: Railway minister Piyush Goyal claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has invested approximately Rs 75,000 crore in Mumbai, which has never been done in last 50 years.

Mr Goyal, who was at Chhatrapati Shivaji Ma-haraj Terminus (CSMT) for flagging off the first Rajadhani Express of the Central Railway (CR) between CSMT Mumbai and Hazarat Nizam-uddin on Saturday, said that the state and Union government have given a boost to city  infrastructure.

 

The railway minister said that the investment in the railways has been increased in last five years. He added that Rs 1,171 crores had been invested in the railways during 2009-2014 (UPA-2 regime) in state, while Rs 4,345 crore have been invested in the state in last five years under the leadership of Mr Modi.

Mr Goyal further added that the Mumbai Urban Transport Project 3-A worth Rs 54,777 crores, had been approved by the central government and state cabinet. Thus, the on going projects across various parts of the city amounts close to Rs 75,000 crores, he added.   

“Under the regime of Mr Modi, with the help of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, the development works in the city have been paced up,” Mr Modi added.

 

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