Rail Budget: It is expected that in this budget, Nirmala Sitharaman can make a big announcement for the Railways. Actually, the railways have suffered a lot due to Coronavirus outbreak. For almost two months, rail service was completely stalled. After that, shramik and parcel special trains were started from 1 May 2020. The normal operation of regular trains is still suspended, only special trains are running. According to the information given by the railway, at present 1138 special trains are being operated.
After 2017, the railway budget was merged with the general budget. After this, announcements of the Railway Budget started along with the General Budget. This time, many types of expectations are being raised regarding the railway budget. Let us tell you that, what the passengers can get in the railway budget. In particular, some announcements are being made about the superfast train and the facilities of the passengers. Tourism businessmen demand that a heritage train should be introduced between Agra to Fatehpur Sikri. Foreign tourists have different quota in trains like Shatabdi and Gatimaan. There has also been a demand for running new trains between Kathgodam and Agra and for the establishment of new goods shed and instead of full reservation, operation of general coach trains.
In December 2020, the government introduced the National Rail Plan draft. It is believed that in this budget, some funds will be announced regarding the railway plan draft. Apart from this, some announcement can be made about the high speed bullet train and new high speed rail corridors. Expert says that it is possible that the government will announce some more Tejas trains. Let us tell you that the survey work has already been done between Delhi-Varanasi for high speed rail. In such a situation, some funds can also be announced for this project.