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Budget 2022: A recap of all railway announcements since its merger with Union Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present Budget 2022 in the Lok Sabha on February 1 - which will be the sixth combined budget since the rail budget merged with the union budget in 2017.

January 28, 2022 / 02:57 PM IST

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, expansion of Vande Bharat Express trains and opening of new dedicated freight corridors (DFC) are some of the major expectations of Indian Railways from the upcoming Budget 2022. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Budget 2022 in the Lok Sabha on February 1 - which will be the sixth combined budget since the rail budget was merged with the union budget in 2017.

End of an era for railway-budget making in India

On February 25, 2016, Suresh Prabhu was the last railway minister to present a Railway Budget - separately from the Union Budget. Subsequently, in the next year, Arun Jaitley became the first Finance Minister to present a combined railway and union budget on February 1, 2017.

With this, the 92-year-old long history of the separate railway and union budgets - a practice that began in 1924 under the British rule, came to an end.