Rail Budget 2016-17: Live Updates

Rail Budget 2016-17:  Live Updates

13:12  Conclusion of Railway Budget: “I intend to go all the way and we will not rest till we take Bharatiya Rail to a destination called samridhi or success,” concludes Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu.

13:11: will provide 2 months internship to the Engineering and MBA students: Prabhu

13:10  The Gangmen will be provided with wireless-enabled devices to be called as “Rakshak” for intimating about approaching trains.

13:09  We will work on water harvesting programs.

13:08  Mission Raftaar

13:06  Mission Zero Accident – To reduce accidents and collisions

13:05  Introducing 7 missions to transform Railways

13:03  E-catering services will be increased from 40 stations now to over 400 stations

13:02  Railway for Startups:  Rs 50 crore to fund startups by railway employees

13:01  I am inviting FM Stations to adorn Railways with entertainment: Suresh Prabhu

13:00  Goal is to generate 15-20% revenues from non-tariff sources over the next 5 years.

12:59  Porters will be trained in soft skills and to be called  “Sahayaks” and not “coolies”: Prabhu

12:58  Air Pollution will be checked at Delhi’s Ring Railway System

13:02  Aastha Circuit Trains will be launched to connect pilgrims.

12:57  Railway to install a centralized network of 20, 000 screens on 2,000 stations.

12:56: will introduce India’s First Auto Hub in Chennai to capture automobile traffic

12:55  Railways to introduce Utkrisht double-decker air-conditioned Yatri (Uday) express with an increased carrying capacity of almost 40%

12:54  By rationalizing power management, we are aiming to save Rs. 3000 crore

12:53  Railway will introduce unreserved travel coaches

12:52  World’s 1st bio-vacuum toilet developed by Railways being used in Dibrugarh Rajdhani

12:51  Railway is going to initiate “Clean My Coach: – a service through SMS.

12:50  Big Promise: I will convert all the operational halts to commercial halts for the benefits of passengers who couldn’t board earlier.

12:49: All stations will be kept under CCTV surveillance

12:48  2-4 Deen Dayalu coaches in long-distance trains will be added

12:47  We will enable the cancellation facility through the helpline number 139.

12:46  We will implement wi-0fi at 100 stations this year

12:45  Braille-enabled train wagons implemented for differently-abled people12:44 Barcoded tickets will be issued

12:43  Budget for Women: Baby food, hot water, kids meal will be provided especially for mothers traveling with infants.

12:42  “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas” is not the only slogan for us: Suresh Prabhu

12:41  introduced 1780 automatic ticket vending machines, mobile apps, cashless tickets for the passengers.

12:40  Prabhu announced the 3 projects:

  1. Hamsafar: fully Air Controlled third AC services with optional meal services
  2. Tejas: will be operating at 130 kmph with onboard services such as entertainment, local cuisines, wi-fi, etc.
  3. Uday

12:38  Customer is our Brand Ambassador: Suresh Prabhu

12:32  We have used social media to bring revolutions in Railway System by introducing paperless work, safety apps, etc.

12:31: We have beautified our stations with local art and paintings.12:30 For senior citizens and women, we are increasing the quota by 20%.

12:29: After Agartala, Mizoram and Manipur will be ur priority for better connectivity

12:28  safety of passengers especially women is our prime focus.

12:27  We have set up a dedicated IVR system to get direct feedback from the passengers.

12:26: The common man has always been the focus of all the plans: Suresh Prabhu

12:25  Will electrify 2000 km by next year: Prabhu

12:24  Connect entire north-east region – Prabhu

12:23  Make in India:  We will set up 2 factories which boost employment opportunities worth 14 Crore by 2018-19 for the entire eastern region.

12:21  We are expecting to generate revenue of Rs. 1.84 lakh crore: Suresh Prabhu

12:19  Railway wants to spend Rs. 8.5 lakh crore in the next 5 years for its infrastructure.

12:17  Rs. 1.20 lakh crore will be the capital for the Railway expenses.

12:15  Railway has saved Rs. 8,720 crore from previous Budget estimates

12:12  Aims is to generate revenue of Rs 1.8 lakh crore in 2016-17; 10% higher than the previous year.

12:09  3 Pillars of Strategy: Raise new revenues, Raise productivity and efficiency, and Revamp the processes.

12:07  Will make PM Modi’s vision happen that is to make Indian Railway the Backbone of India.

12:05  “This Railway Budget is a budget that reflects the aspirations of common people”: Suresh Prabhu. He started his speech.

11:59  Suresh Prabhu reached the Parliament.

11:12  Suresh Prabhu reaches Rail Bhawan. He will present his second Rail Budget at noon.



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