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Rail Budget 2013 – 100 New Trains Including AC Double Deckers; 4200 New Coaches

The Railway Ministry has proposed to launch 100 new trains in the coming Railway Budget 2013-2014 including AC double deckers, new passenger services, as well as extension of services to meet the requirements and needs of the various states.

Indian Rail AC Double Decker

Indian Rail AC Double Decker

According to reports, the announcement for the manufacturing of 4200 new coaches including 600 LHB coaches will be made in the Rail Budget. A provision for manufacturing of 670 new locomotives including 20 LNG locos along with 16,000 new wagons will be made in the budget.

The Railway Ministry said that the main focus of the Rail Budget this year will be to provide more and more amenities to the people. Provision for new trains has been made considering the demands from various states including northeast also.

Last year, launching of 175 trains was announced by the Railway Ministry.

Railway Minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal also said that measures for maintaining hygiene and cleanliness in trains and stations, proper arrangements for disabled persons as well as providing quality linen will also be taken.

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