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Indian Railway Budget 2010-2011
(Feb 24, 2010)

Union Railway Minister, Mamata Banerjee presented Indian Railway Budget 2010-2011 on Feb 24 2010,


No increase in passenger fares and freight tariffs

Service charges on e-tickets reduced

E-ticket vans to be extended to Government Medical College Hospitals, Courts, Universities, IT hubs, IITs and IIMs

SMS updates of reservation status and movement of wagons

Ticket centres to be opened at district headquarters and village panchayats

100% concession for cancer patients alongwith an escort

Modern luggage trolleys with uniformed attendants to assist senior citizens and women passengers

Six clean bottling plants to provide cheaper, clean drinking water to passengers

12 companies of women RPF personnel, ‘Mahila Vahini’, for the security of women passengers

No examination fee for women, minority and economically backward class candidates for Railway Recruitment Boards’ exams

Question papers now will be made available in local state languages besides Hindi, Urdu and English, examinations will be held on the same day in all regions

117 new train projects to be flagged off by the end of March 2010

52 long distance express trains and 28 passenger trains to be introduced

Frequency of 12 trains will be increased and 21 trains will be extended

Special trains to mark Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary, for ladies, for uniformed persons and for tourists

Double-decker coaches to be introduced in two trains each from Delhi and Kolkata

94 stations to be upgraded as Adarsh Stations, 10 more stations to be upgraded as World Class Stations

Automatic fire and smoke detection system to be introduced in 20 trains

All the unmanned Level Crossings (LCs) to be manned within five years

Rs.41,426 crore outlay proposed, allocation for new lines increased to Rs.2,848 crore from Rs.4,411 crore

More money to improve passenger amenities – Rs.1,302 crore in comparision to Rs.923 crore in 2009-10

Railway revenue through branding/advertising to go up from Rs.150 crore to Rs.1,000

Special Task Force to clear investment proposals within 100 days

Concession in freight charges for food-grains and domestic use kerosene

Kisan Vision Project for manufacturing refrigerated containers

Allotment of iron ore rakes would be accessible through the web. RFID technology to be introduced for tracking of wagons

Multi-level parking complexes through PPP route

93 new multi-functional complexes to be developed

National High Speed Rail Authority proposed to plan high speed rail corridor

Houses for all rail employees in next 10 years

522 hospitals, 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 10 residential schools, model degree colleges, technical and management institutes for railway employees

>> Summary of Railway Budget 2010

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