Bijnor (UP), August 23
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Tuesday mentioned that the Railways provides a concession of 55 per cent to its passengers and final 12 months spent Rs 62,000 crore on the subsidy.
The minister, who arrived right here on Tuesday on a two-day go to, mentioned: “If the expenditure of the Railways is Rs 100, then solely Rs 45 is charged from the passengers.” Final 12 months, Railways gave a complete subsidy of Rs 62,000 crore to completely different classes of passengers, he mentioned.
Requested about any plans for brand new trains, Vaishnaw mentioned there are below development EMU trains, that are being constructed on the traces of the metro, which don’t have an engine, however are powered from the second or the third coach.
The identical association shall be made in most important line EMU trains additionally, he mentioned.
Vaishnaw, who can be the Minister for Communications, mentioned that the 5G service of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Restricted (BSNL) will begin in October.
The service is focused to be launched in 5 main cities of the nation within the subsequent 500 days, he mentioned.
Vaishnaw mentioned that the federal government has given Rs 1.64 lakh crore to strengthen BSNL, which has been requested to focus utterly on clients.