Highlights of Union Budget-V

| Updated: Feb 01, 2017 17:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 1 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is presenting the Union Budget for financial year 2017-18. Highlights of the Union Budget are as follows: •For senior citizens, Aadhar cards giving their health condition will be introduced. •Steps will be taken to launch dedicated trains for pilgrimage and tourism. •Rail safety fund with corpus of Rs 100,000 crore will be created over a period of five years. •Rs 1.31 lakh crore for Railways for developmental work, which includes Rs 55,000 crore from Budget. •A new metro rail policy will be announced, this will open up new jobs for our youth. •At least 25 stations expected to be awarded during 2017-18; 500 stations to be made friendly for differently abled- by providing lifts and escalators. •By 2019, all coaches of Indian Railways will be fitted with Bio-toilets. •Railways will integrate end to end transport solutions for selected commodities through partnership. •Service charges on e-tickets booked through IRCTC will be withdrawn. •Allocation for welfare of women and children stepped up from 1.56 lakh crore to 1.84 lakh crore.(ANI)