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MAIN HIGHLIGHTS OF RAIL BUDGET 2015



MAIN HIGHLIGHTS OF RAIL BUDGET 2015



Suresh Prabhu, Railway minister presented the railway budget 2015 in Parliament on Thursday. He became the first rail minister, to not to announce even a single new train or railway line. A train from mumbai, Kolkata to be an overnight journey. Bullet trains soon to be introduced as feasibility study for High Speed Rail between Mumbai-Ahmadabad is in advanced stage. Download Rail Budget 2015 Pdf from here.

Four Goals Of Rail budget 2015 :-

Rail Budget 2015a)To improve customer experience.
b)To make Rail a safer means of travel.
c)To expand capacity substantially and modernise infrastructure
d)To make Railway financially capable.

Main highlights of the Rail budget 2015

  • No increase in fares.
  • Freight rates increased
  • No new trains announced
  • Aims towards paperless ticketing
  • Indian Railway proposes investment of ₹ 8.5 lakh crore in next five years
  • Funds will be raised from sources like Multilateral development banks, pension funds
  • Planned expenditure for fiscal 2015-16 has been raised by 52 % to ₹ 1.11 trillion (₹1,00,011 crore)
  • A new department, Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat,for cleanliness to be setup
  • New toilets will be setup covering 650 additional stations
  • Bio-toilets will replace existing toilets
  • 24X7 helpline number 138 nationwide; toll-free number 182 for security related complaints
  • Disposal bedrolls to be made available on selected stations
  • ‘Operation five minutes’ will be launched for issuing unreserved tickets in 5 minutes
  • Coin vending machines, Hot buttons,single destination teller, concessional e-tickets for differently abled, a multi-lingual e-portal, crediting refunds directly by banks to be introduced
  • E-catering will be introduced to order food through IRCTC website during booking tickets
  • In over 2000 stations, centrally managed Railway Display Network will be introduced in next two years
  • Passengers will be updated in advance about arrival/departure time of trains by “SMS Alert” service
  • 120 days advance booking of tickets, earlier it was 60 days
  • CCTV cameras will be provided on selected mainline coaches and ladies compartments
  • Entertainment on select Shatabdi’s will be introduced
  • Wi – Fi to be given at 400 B category stations
  • Mobile phone charging to be introduced in general class coaches
  • Self-operating lockers will be available at stations
  • For senior citizens, patients and the differently-abled passengers, Online booking of wheel chair on payment basis will be provided
  • Some trains be expanded to run with 26 coaches, more general coaches will be introduced
  • NID will be approached for developing user friendly ladders for climbing upper berths
  • Quota of lower berths will be increased for senior citizens
  • Provision of ₹ 120 crore for Lifts and escalator which is 76% higher
  • Braille enabled newly coaches will be introduced
  • Allotment for passenger services up by 67% Y-O-Y
  • In improving passenger amenities at Railway stations, Corporate houses & MPs will be requested to invest
  • Zonal and Divisional offices will be given more power for quick decision making
  • 10 Satellite Railway terminals will be made in major cities
  • An investment of Rs. 8686 crore, 84% higher, 77 projects covering 9,400 km of doubling/tripling/quadrupling works along with electrification will be introduced
  • Four freight corridors will be completed
  • Speed of nine corridors to be escalated from 110-130 kmph to 160-200 kmph
  • Connectivity with North East States to be improved, with straight connectivity to Delhi
  • RDSO to develop power supply system based on theft-proof panels/batteries alongwith ISRO
  • On selected routes, Train Protection Warning System and Train Collision Avoidance System to be installed
  • “Kayakalp”, an innovation council to be framed for business re-engineering and introducing a spirit of innovation
  • “Foreign Rail Technology Cooperation scheme” to be introduced
  • For fundamental research, four Railway Research Centers to be set up in selected universities;‘Malaviya Chair’ for Railway Technology at IIT (BHU), Varanasi to be introduced
  • With regard to Coastal Connectivity Program, Rail connectivity to Nargol, Chharra, Dighi, Rewas and Tuna will be setup
  • 1000 MW solar plants will be set up, as part of the Solar Mission of Railways, Water conservation mission including water audit and expansion of water harvesting systems
  • Incredible Rail for Incredible India to be launched
  • Promoting Gandhi circuit to attract tourists on the occasion of 100 years of the return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa
  • IRCTC will work on Kisan Yatra, a special travel scheme for farmers for farming & marketing technique centres.
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