Railway Budget 2015-2016 Live Updates

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Know About Railway Budget 2015-2016

Railway Budget 2015-2016 Live Updates

12:00: Suresh Prabhu enters the Lok Sabha House

12:10: Investment in Railways will rise the economy of the country.

12:15: The budget focuses on environment sustainability and will bring employment.

12: 16: There are no slabs available for maintenance of stations and the railway needs a re-birth. We must make “Bhartiya Rail” the backbone of the country where we are very weak and the good Governance will do it.

12:18: We need Investments and basic resources

12:19:  4 Goals are:

  • Safe Railway
  • Expand Bhartiya Rail Capacity
  • Good Customer Services
  • Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat and Make in India

6 major thrust areas: 

1. Customer service

  • 8.5 lakh crore investment in next 5 years
  • Passenger Fares will not be increased.
  • Standardise Railways bring more Transparency, it will benifit Common man.
  • Cleanliness ( Engaging Professional Agencies) and makin Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat a success.
  • Toilet Facilities( will build new toilets on 600 stations, replace existing 17000 with bio toilets, Vaccum toilets).
  • Prabhu requests, Please keep Railways Clean, it is a travelling home.
  • Complaint helpline no. 138  will be available  24×7, such that people can complain even while travelling. 
  • A mobile application for complaints will also be  launched on 1/3/2015
  • A toll-free number 182 will address the security issues.
  • Ticket vending machines will be implemented for unreserved classes. 
  • SMS alert service ( arive and departure) at destination.
  • Surveillance cameras will be installed in selected coaches and suburban women coaches
  • Facility of  mobile phone charging in general coaches.
  • Wifi available on A1, A and B category stations covering 400 stations as a part of Digital India Initiative.
  • Online Booking for wheelchairs for senior citizens.
  • The number of coaches will be increased from 24 to 26 coaches, More general coaches, ladders to be replaced.
  • Advance reservation period of 120 days.

2.  Standardise Railways

  • Railways will connect 9400 km with 77 projects and a budget of 886 Cr.
  • Goods handling coaches will increase
  • Invite private investments
  • Accidents and mishaps will be controlled and focused on.
  • Speedier Railway– 9 hi-speed corridors, high-speed trains.
  • Speed will be increased, so Delhi-Kolkata journey can now be done overnight: Prabhu
3. Digital Railways
  • Analog machines will be replaced by digital machines
  • Technology portal to invite innovative technological suggestions
  • 4 Railway Reasearch Centers will be established in selected cities
  • Partnership for developments
  • Coal minister, oil and gas minister gave huge 1000 crores.
  • Operation 5 minutes: E-tickets will be available in 5 minutes.
4.  Improvement of Management and Systems
  • More Transparency and Online working.
  • GDP will grow with the transformation of Railways 
  • 5798 crores to 1 lac crores in 2015-16
  • Will monetize our assets rather than Selling them.

5. Energy and sustainability

  • A mission for water conservation, water harvesting, water recycling system will set up.
  • Substantial Saving of 3000 Cr in next 3 years.
  • Green Railway will use solar energy and CNG.
6. Incredible Rail for Incredible India
  • Indian railway will work to expand tourism through railways. Tourism will be promoted by connecting major tourist destinations.
  • ICTC will work on Kisaan Yatra to develop farming techniques.

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