Budget 2020: FinMin promises 100 more airports, more Tejas-type trains

The finance minister said ₹1.7 lakh crore has been provided for transport infrastructure in 2020-21

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The finance minister said four railway stations will be redeveloped with the help of the private sector | PTI File

A hundred more airports will be developed by 2025 to support the UDAN scheme of the central government, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday (February 1) while president the Union Budget for 2020-21.

The finance minister said ₹1.7 lakh crore has been provided for transport infrastructure in 2020-21. She said 150 trains will run under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode, also four stations will be redeveloped with the help of the private sector.

Besides, the minister promised more Tejas-type trains to connect tourist destinations. She said a proposal for setting up large solar power capacity alongside rail track is under consideration.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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