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Government to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in railways


  • Sharpening focus on infrastructure development to boost growth, government will invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in Indian Railways to change the face of sector.
  • Minister of State for Finance, has appealed to the opposition parties to help pass the GST bill that will usher in a new indirect taxes regime in the country, boosting business activity.
  • The investment in roads has been doubled this year.
  • The minister said land reforms are aimed at making it easier to get the land necessary for public purpose primarily road, Highways and Railways.

Source: ET

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