Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rail Budget 2015-16 Highlights -

By The Rail budget for 2015 is out! Recently, the railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced the first rail budget of 2015. Want to get the full budget details? Have a look at the information given below.

Rail Budget 2015-16 Highlights -

Rail Budget 2015
The railway minister Suresh Prabhu declared a record investment plan over 1 Lakh crore in the year 2015-16. The key highlights of the budget were in line with honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s projects including Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, Make in India, and Digital India.

Here are the key rail budget highlights you must have a look at:

1. Investment - In next 5 years, 8.5 Lakh crore will be invested in railways.
2. Rail Fares - The most interested as well as expected part of this year’s railway budget is that there are no additions in passenger rail fares.
3. Innovation – Passengers traveling in the train who have unreserved seat can purchase a ticket in 5 minutes only.
4. Toilets – There will be new 17,000 bio-toilets and airplane type vaccum toilets available in train for clean railway.
5. Women Safety – Supervision cameras will be available for selected coaches in train including, ladies compartments for women’s safety.
6. Bookings – You can now book rail tickets in advance before 120 days.
7. Facilities – Wi-Fi facility will be available at more stations as well as mobile charging will be available in all train compartments.
8. Senior Citizens – Now, there is an online booking for wheelchair will be facilitated for senior citizens.

9. Helpline – The facility of 24x7 helpline 138 will be availed from 1/3/2015. You can dial 182 no. for security complains.
10. Track Capacity – Railway is going for a big transformation in next five years to increase track capacity of 10% to 1.38 Lakh km.
11. Bridges – Total 917 road under-bridges and over-bridges will be developed to replace 3,438 railway crossings at rate of Rs. 6,581 crore.
12. Research Center – Four railway research centers will be started in four universities.
13. SMS facility – SMS alert facility will be provided passengers to inform them about the arrival and departure of trains.
14. General Class – More general class coaches will be increased to select trains for benefit of common man.


Post a Comment

Powered by Blogger.