Indian Railway Budget 2014-2015 - Presented by Mr Sadanand Gowda on 8th July 2014
Rail Budget Thrust
2. Project Delivery
3. Passenger Amenities/Services with focus on food services & on cleanliness, sanit ation, toilets
5. Resource Mobilization
7. Transparency & System Improvements.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS -
No Increase in Rail Fare
Stress on Resource Mobilization Through PSU Surplus, FDI and PPP
More Thrust on Passenger Amenities, Cleanliness & Efficient Station Management
Multi Pronged Approach for Improving Safety & Security, 4000 Women RPF Constables to be Recruited
Revamping Railway Reservation System into Next Generation e-Ticketing, WI-FI Services in Major Stations & in Select Trains, Mobile based Wakeup Calls for Passengers
58 New Trains Introduced; 11 Existing Trains Extended
Railway University and Innovation Incubation Centre to be Set UP
Top Priority to Transparency, e-procurement to be made
Compulsory in Higher Purchase, Online Registration for Wagons in Next Two Months
Highest Ever Plan Outlay of Rs. 65,445 Crore with Higher Allocation for Safety Measures
Indian railways to become the largest freight carrier in the world.
Fare revision will bring in Rs.8,000 crore; need another Rs.9,000 crore for golden quadrilateral project.
Railways also proposes to set up Food Courts at major stations.
With 12,500 trains, railways move 23 million passengers every day; equivalent to moving Australia's population.
Separate housekeeping wing at 50 major stations.
CCTV to monitor cleanliness activities.
Mechanized laundry will be introduced.
Dedicated freight corridor on Eastern and Western corridors.
5400 unmanned level crossing removed.
Tourist trains to be introduced to link all major places of tourist interests across the country.
4,000 women constables to be recruited to ensure safety of women. 17,000 RPF constables to provide safety to passengers.
Setting up of Railway University for technical and non-technical study.
Ultrasonic system to detect problem in track.
Proposal to start Bullet trains on Mumbai—Ahmedabad route. Speed of important trains will be also raised.
Diamond Quadrilateral project of high speed trains to connect all major metros.
Bullet Train on Ahmedabad-Mumbai Corridor Proposed, Speed of Trains to be Increased in Nine Sectors br>
E-ticketing system to be improved. Future e-ticketing to support 7200 tickets per minute & to allow 120,000 simultaneous users
Wifi in A1 and A category stations and in select trains. Internet-based platform and unreserved tickets.
GIS mapping and digitization of Railway Land. Extension of logistics support to various e-Commerce Companies. Bulk of future projects will be financed through PPP mode.
Facilitate transport of milk through rail. Special milk transportation trains in association with Amul and National Dairy Association Board.
One ticket to reach from Delhi to Srinagar. Uddhampur to Banihal by bus and Banihal to Srinagar by train.
Mumbai local to get 860 new, state-of-the art coaches. 64 new EMUs to be introduced.
Train connectivity to Char Dham.
Paperless office of Indian railways in 5 years. Digital reservation charts at stations.
Ready-to-eat meals to be introduced in phased manners.
27 Express trains to be introduced.
5 Jansadharan , 5 Premium AC trains to be introduced.
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