Indian Railway Budget 2012-2013 - March 14, 2012
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RAILWAY BUDGET 2012-13
Passenger/Rail Users’ Amenities
Installation of 321 escalators at important stations of which 50 will be
commissioned in 2012-13.
12 State of art mechanized laundries already set up and 6 more to become
functional during 2012-13.
SMS on passenger mobile phone in case of e-ticket to be accepted as
proof of valid reservation.
Introduction of regional cuisine at affordable rates; launching of Book-ameal
scheme to provide multiple choice of meals through SMS or email.
Setting up of AC Executive lounges at important stations.
Setting up of new Rail Neer Plants at Palur in Tamil Nadu and
Ambernath in Maharashtra.
Expansion of housekeeping schemes for trains.
Introduction of Rail Bandhu on-board magazines on Rajdhanis, Shatabdis
and Duronto trains.
Introduction of coin/currency operated ticket vending machines.
Introduction of Alternate Train Accommodation System to accommodate
waitlisted passengers on alternate trains.
Introduction of model rake with world class interiors.
Upgradation of 929 stations as Adarsh Stations including 84 stations
proposed in 2012-13; 490 stations have been completed so far.
Construction of multi-functional complexes at 24 locations completed.
Sale of PRS tickets through 151 post offices.
Implementation of electronic transmission of RR for freight traffic.
Introduction of satellite based real time train information system
(SIMRAN) to provide train running information to passengers through
SMS, internet, etc.
On board passenger displays indicating next halt station and expected
arrival time to be introduced.
Specially designed coaches for differently-abled persons to be provided
in each Mail/Express trains.
Engaging reputed professional agencies for pantry cars and base kitchens.
Specialised House-keeping body to be set up for cleanliness of stations
and the trains.
Dedicated Railway Design Centre to be set up in the National Institute of
Survey and feasiblity study for new coaching terminals at Nemam,
Kottayam, Mau and Dankuni to be taken up.
Pre-feasibility study for development of Roypuram station in Tamil Nadu
for which many representations have been received.
New coaching complex at Panvel and coach maintenance complex at
Kalamboli in partnership with Government of Maharashtra through
New coaching terminal at Naihati, the birth place of Rishi Bankim
Chandra Chattopadhyay commemorating him on 175th Birth Anniversary
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