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No Hike in Passenger Fare

Budget - Dated:- 25-2-2016 - 65,000 Additional Berths and 17,000 Bio Toilets to be Installed Operations Audit to Improve Punctuality of trains Proposed Wi Fi Facilities in 400 more Stations Stations to be Developed Under PPP Mode Award of Civil Contracts for Dedicated Freight Corridor to be Over by the end of this Financial Year Capacity of E-Ticketing System to be Enhanced Increased Quota of Lower Berth for Senior Citizens and Women 820 Robs / Rubs constructed Operating Ratio to Increase from 9 .....

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ity, higher average speed of freight trains, semi high speed trains running along the golden quadrilateral, zero direct discharge of human waste by the year 2020. He said Cabinet approval has been received for re-development of stations under PPP mode. Shri Suresh Prabhu said the Indian Railways budget proposes to overcome challenges by Reorganizing Restructuring and Rejuvenating Indian Railways with the Slogan Chalo, Milkar Kuch Naya Karen . The strategy for this will have three pillars i.e. Na .....

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ns audit from Ghaziabad to Mughalsarai section will be introduced. The Indian Railways proposes to introduce 1,780 Automatic Ticket Vending Machines all over the country with mobile apps and GoIndia smartcard for cashless purchase of UTS and PRS tickets. The capacity of e-ticketing system will be enhanced from 2,000 tickets per minute to 7,200 tickets per minute to support 1,20,000 concurrent users as against 40,000 earlier. 400 more stations will be provided with Wi Fi facilities. As a part of .....

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/ Rail Under Bridges (RUB) will be completed during the current financial year and work is going on in additional 1350 of them. Referring to the progress of Dedicated Freight Corridor Project the Railway Minister said that almost all contracts for civil engineering works will be awarded by the end of this financial year. He said ₹ 24,000 crore worth contracts were awarded since November 2014 as against ₹ 13,000 crore contracts awarded during the last six years. Shri Prabhu said Railw .....

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xt month, while the other two bridges will be completed by 2016-17. In North East , Mizoram and Manipur will shortly come on BG map of the country with commissioning of the Kathakal-Bhairabi and Arunachal-Jiribam Gauge conversion projects. Giving the progress card of port connectivity projects the Minister informed that Tuna Port connectivity project has been commissioned and rail connectivity projects to ports of Jaigarh, Dighi, Rewas and Paradip are under implementation. He said implementation .....

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Revenue generation of ₹ 1,84,820 crore for 2016-17. He said during 2015-16 investment would be close to double of average of previous five years. Shri Suresh Prabhu said Railways would be able to achieve annualized savings of ₹ 3000 crore in the energy sector during the next financial year itself, a year earlier than announced. He said this could be achieved by procuring power directly at competitive rates. The Railway Minister said social media will be used as a tool to bring in tra .....

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above with onboard entertainment and Wi Fi etc., unreserved Deen Dayalu coaches with portable water and higher number of mobile charging points and introduction of AC and non AC double decker trains on busy routes with the potential to increase carrying capacity by almost 40%. Sale of tickets through hand held terminals; e- ticketing facility to foreign debit/credit cards; bar coded tickets, expansion of Vikalp - train on demand to provide choice of accommodation in specific trains to wait-list .....

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ding to help the old and disabled passenger. The existing services for enabling passengers to book battery operated cars, porter services, etc. on a paid basis in addition to the existing pick up and drop, and wheel chair services will be strengthened. All stations under redevelopment will be accessible for Divyang. There will be at least one Divyang friendly toilet at each platform in A1 class stations during the next financial year and availability of wheelchairs in sufficient numbers at these .....

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A system. It is also proposed to integrate all facilities into two mobile apps dealing with ticketing issues and for receipt and redressal of complaints and suggestions. With a view to improve customer interface information boards in trains enumerating the on-board services and GPS based digital displays will be installed inside coaches to provide real time information regarding upcoming halts. Work is underway for the installation of a high-tech centralized network of 20,000 screens across 2000 .....

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Gaya, Haridwar, Mathura, Nagapattinam, Nanded, Nasik, Pali, Parasnath, Puri, Tirupati, Vailankanni, Varanasi and Vasco. Aastha circuit trains will be introduced to connect important pilgrim centres. He said optional travel insurance for rail journeys at the time of booking and clean my coach through sms will also be introduced in due course. High speed passenger corridor from Ahmedabad to Mumbai will be developed with the financial assistance from Government of Japan. FM Radio Stations will be i .....

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