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Rail Budget 2012: About 100,000 staff to be hired in FY13
NEW DELHI |
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's railway plans to recruit about 100,000 people in the 2012/13 fiscal year, compared with more than 80,000 hired in 2011/13, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said on Wednesday.
Unveiling the ministry's budget to parliament, he also said India planned to invest $147 billion for railways in the next five-year plan period that runs from 2012 to 2017.
Indian railways is one of the world's largest employers, with more than 1.3 million people, according to government data from 2009/10.
(Reporting by Arup Roychoudhury; Editing by Ranjit Gangadharan)
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