New Delhi: President Draupadi Murmu said that the Indian Railways is emerging in its modern avatar and many inaccessible areas have also been added to the railway map of the country.
Addressing the members of both the Houses of Parliament on the first day of the budget session, she said, Indian Railways is emerging in its modern avatar and many remote areas are also being added to the railway map of the country. The inaccessible areas of Jammu and Kashmir and North East are also being connected by railways.
In her speech in the Central Hall of the Parliament, Murmu said, a modern and semi high speed train has become a part of Indian Railways in the form of Vande Bharat Express. Major railway stations of the country are being modernised. Indian Railways is fast moving towards becoming the largest electric railway network in the world. Along with this, she said that in order to make Indian Railways safe, indigenous technology armor is also being expanded rapidly.
She said that the National Highway network has increased by more than 55 percent during the last eight years and soon more than 550 districts of the country will be connected by highways under the Bharatmala Pariyojana. The President said that the number of corridors to boost the economy is going to increase from six to 50.
She said that the country’s aviation sector is also growing rapidly and the number of airports in the country has increased from 74 in 2014 to 147 now. She said that today India has become the third largest aviation market in the world and UDAN scheme has also played an important role in this.