Rail Budget 2020 will be presented by Nirmala Sitharaman. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present Rail Budget 2020 on February 1. Earlier, both the Railway Budget and the India Budget used to be tabled separately. Beyond infrastructural boost, the Centre may this time focus on public-private-partnership programmes. The government is expected to announce privatisation of some railway stations along with announcing new routes. This is for the second time that Sitharaman will present the Railway Budget. Earlier on July 5, 2019, she presented Railway Budget 2019 along with Budget 2019.
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents Budget 2020 in Parliament.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Parliament, ahead of presentation of Union Budget 2020-21.
Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at the Parliament, ahead of the presentation of Budget 2020.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and MoS Finance Anurag Thakur arrive at the Parliament, to attend Cabinet meeting; Presentation of Union Budget 2020-21 at 11 am.
Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba arrives at the Parliament.
Sensex opens 200 points down, Nifty below 11,900 ahead of Budget 2020.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her team to meet President Ram Nath Kovind, ahead of presentation of Budget.
The electrification of Indian Railways’ broad gauge network was proposed to be done by 2021-22.
In 2019-20, 7000 route kilometres has been targeted for electrification.
The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model was proposed for faster development and completion of rail tracks.
This amount was 20 per cent higher than that of the previous year.
For the financial year 2019-20, capital expenditure for Indian Railways was pegged at Rs 1,60,176 crore.