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Highlights of Railway Budget 2016-17 in Questions and Answers Format (Q & A Format)

Budget - Dated:- 3-3-2016 - For the Convenience, the Highlights of Railway Budget, 2016-17 have been complied in questions and answers format which is given below : - Rail Budget 2016-17 Q. What is the theme of this Budget? To Reorganise, Restructure and Rejuvenate Indian Railways. A new approach, a new way of working - चलो, मिलकर कुछ नया करें . Objectives: Ø to improve customer ser .....

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ut in the Budget 2015-16. Draft Bill on regulator to be finalized Restructuring Railway Board on business lines Forming cross-sectoral directorates Setting up Railway Planning and Investment Organisation Setting up a holding company for Railway PSUs Creating a separate organization Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology & Holistic Advancement (SRESTHA) for R&D Creating an organization Special Unit for Transportation Research and Analytics (SUTRA) for data analytics Settin .....

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re in 2015-16. 2015-16 will surpass target of commissioning 2,500 km Broad Gauge lines. 2016-17 commissioning of 2,800 kms of Broad Gauge track. 90 new projects involving a total investment of ₹ 1,26,172 crore covering about 8,432 kms covering new line, doubling, gauge conversion and Metropolitan Transport Project (MTP) included in the Budget. In 2016-17, Broad Gauge lines at the rate of over 7 km per day against an average of about 4.3 Km per day in the last 6 years. This pace will increa .....

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ng mechanisms including PPP Port connectivity: Tuna Port commissioned in 2015-16 and rail connectivity projects to ports of Jaigarh, Dighi, Rewas and Paradip under implementation. For 2016-17, to take up connectivity for the ports of Nargol and Hazira under PPP. Q What is there for the Common Man? Introduction of Antyodaya Express, a long-distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service, to be operated on dense routes Addition of two to four Deen Dayalu coaches in some long distance trains fo .....

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rs Vikalp (Alternative Train Accommodation System) scheme to be expanded to provide choice of accommodation in specific trains to wait-listed passengers. IRCTC to manage catering services in a phased manner. Extending e-catering services from 45 stations to all 408 A-1 and A class stations. Explore making mandatory catering services optional in trains. Introducing a new policy where each stall at station can provide multiple products including milk products and OTC medicines Option to our custom .....

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gapattinam, Nanded, Nasik, Pali, Parasnath, Puri, Tirupati, Vailankanni, Varanasi and Vasco. Aastha circuit trains to connect important pilgrim centres. Porters to have new uniforms and train them in soft skills, to be henceforth called sahayak. Q What is there for Cleanliness? Clean my Coach service through SMS. Ranking of A1 and A stations based on periodic third party audit and passenger feedback. Waste segregation and recycling centres. Awareness campaigns for cleanliness. Additional 30,000 .....

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freight basket by looking beyond core commodities Starting a time-tabled freight container, parcel and special commodity trains on a pilot basis Container sector to be opened to all traffic barring coal and specified mineral ores and part-loads during the non-peak season. Existing terminals/sheds to grant access to container traffic, where feasible Review of tariff policy to evolve a competitive rate structure vis a vis other modes, permit multi-point loading/unloading and apply differentiated t .....

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er Managers to liaison with our major freight stakeholders. Q. What are the measures for environment and energy conservation? To reduce energy consumption in non-traction area by 10% to 15%; all new light provisions will be LED luminaire only More than 2,000 locations provided with Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) facility; RWH systems will be provided in a phased manner in all establishments having rooftop areas of more than 200 square metres Environmentally friendly composite sleepers made up of re .....

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fare? To tie up with the Ministry of Health for ensuring an exchange between Railways hospitals and Government hospitals. Introduce AYUSH systems in 5 Railway hospitals. All gang men to be provided devices called Rakshak which will intimate them about approaching trains. To reduce weight of the tools carried by gangmen while patrolling Provide toilets and air-conditioning in cabs for loco pilots. One C T Venugopal chair on Strategic Finance, research and policy development One Kalpana Chawla cha .....

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ior Citizens, Divyang (differently-abled) etc? Expansion of Sarathi Seva to help old and disabled passengers requiring assistance at stations. Strengthen existing services for enabling passengers to book battery operated cars, porter services, pick up and drop, and wheel chair services - Rail Mitra Sewa. Ensuring all stations under redevelopment are accessible by Divyang At least one Divyang friendly toilet at each platform in A1 class stations in 2016-17. Q Are there any measures for the busine .....

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Raise all low level platforms in Mumbai suburban stations in 2016-17 Issues related to East West Corridor of Kolkata Metro resolved and Phase I will be completed by June 2018; working on the possibility of extending the East West Corridor by 5 km. Reviving the Ring Railway system in Delhi in partnership with the State Government. Major programme to build an integrated suburban ecosystem of IR by launching a new investment framework with sharing of equity contribution with the State Governments a .....

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babies would be provided in train toilets. CCTV cameras would continue to be installed in coaches Sub-quota in allotment of stalls Encouragement to self-help groups to supply food on trains Q. Are there any measures for youth? Open up IR to 100 students across Engineering and MBA schools for 2-6 months internships each year. Wi-Fi at 400 stations in next two years ₹ 50 crore earmarked for Innovation Fund for encouraging innovations and start-ups. Q. Are there any measures for journalists? .....

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d by 2016-17. Q What are the provisions for Technology? Integrating various facilities into two mobile apps - one dealing with all ticketing issues and the other for receipt and redressal of complaints and suggestions. Physical progress on DFC to be monitored in 2016-17 using latest drone and Geo Spatial based satellite technology Initiated system wide integration of IT programs/systems, both horizontal and vertical, akin to an ERP through innovative partnership models. Process leading to award .....

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t Ventures with State Governments for undertaking rail based projects. Received in principle approval from 17 states, out of which 6 MOUs have already been signed. 44 new line, gauge conversion and doubling projects proposed in partnership mode Q How are resources proposed to be mobilized? LIC has agreed to invest ₹ 1.5 lakh crore over five years on extremely favourable terms. Looking forward to setting up a Fund with multilateral assistance for financing railway projects. Non fare revenue .....

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rs Expanding our service offerings specially to growing sectors such as e-commerce. Pilot project for online booking of parcels. Revenues from manufacturing activity of production units and workshops for domestic and international market; revenue targeted at ₹ 4,000 crore by 2020. Q Make in India After agreement for setting up two loco factories in India with an order book of about ₹ 40,000 crore, a similar bid process started for train sets for Rajdhani and Shatabdi services; curren .....

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