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Railway Budget 2015 : Highlights


Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented the railway budget in the Parliament on Friday.Here are the highlights for you:

  • Over next five years we are expecting investment of Rs 8.5 lakh crore in Railways.
  • To Spend Rs 96,182 Cr On Capacity Expansion In for year 2016
  • Planned budget for 2015-16 pegged at 1.11 trillion rupees. Size of railway budget up by 52 per cent this financial year.
  • 24x7 all India helpline number will be operational soon
  • Mobile App to address complaints of the people to be developed
  • E-ticketing to go paperless
  • Passengers to to get SMS alert services about train arrivals and departures
  • General Compartments to be increased, ladders to be replaced and 24-26 coaches in some indentified trains
  • Wi Fi service in 400 stations
  • Partnerships for longterm financing, modernise infrastructure, improve connectivity
  • Integrated ticketing to be introduced, defence travel system to be developed for easy travel
  • Surveillance cameras in ladies compartments and select mainline compartments to be installed
  • Passenger amenities to be improved with 67% more funds
  • 10 major cities to have satellite railway terminals
  • 84% more investments, 77 new projects planned
  • Railway electrification increased by 1330% over last yer
  • Safety plans with ISRO. Level crossings at 3438 to be eliminated
  • Cameras to be installed inside coaches to ensure greater security.
  • Toll free No.182 – for security related complaints
  • To prevent fire in coaches, train protection warning system and train collision avoiding system to be installed.
  • 917 safety work projects to eliminate over 3,000 unmanned crossings in all states
  • TTEs to have paperless handheld device
  • Coastal Connectivity program with Rs 2000 crs
  • Four railway research centres in four cities
  • The speed on some railway corridors to be increased to 160-200 kmph

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