Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 1 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government after Rs 40,000 crore was allocated in the Union Budget towards enhancing transportation in Mumbai. Also Read - Making India Proud! This Maharashtra Teacher Has Won a Whopping Rs 7 Crore Prize For Promoting Girls' Education | WATCH

“We are happy that Maharashtra especially Mumbai is getting Rs 40,000 crore for enhancing the infrastructure of the suburban railway network”, Fadnavis told ANI. Also Read - Maharashtra MLC Election Results 2020: BJP Suffers Setback, Wins Only 1/6 Seats; Ruling MVA Coalition Wins 4

Calling it a “path-breaking and historical”, Fadnavis said that this Budget is for the farmers, poor, women, senior citizens and the youth. Also Read - Rahul Gandhi Seems To Lack Consistency, Says NCP Chief Sharad Pawar

Connectivity, especially railways, has been given a record allocation in the Union Budget 2018. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a number of schemes and measures that are expected to benefit the sector and bring the infrastructure on track.

“12,000 wagons, 5160 coaches and 700 locomotives are being procured. There is a significant achievement of physical targets by Railways”, Jaitley said in the Parliament. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.