Government to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in railways
- Sharpening focus on infrastructure development to boost growth, government will invest┬áRs 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.