Citizen Oriented Rail Budget

Like the Budget that has been delivered. Focus on Cleanliness, Safety, Passenger Amenities, Good Governance.

Here are the highlights for those who missed it.

– Indian Railways will monetize its assets rather than sell them
– Process & procedures simplified to prevent delays; Internal Audit will be conducted of Railway systems
– Indian Railways will decentralise, deregulate and delegate to make freight business simpler
– 400 Railway Stations will have Internet WiFi facility
– Now you can book rail tickets 4 months ( 120 days) in advance against current 60 days
– Allocation of 67 percent more funds allotted for passenger amenities
– 120 crore has been provided for new installation of new lifts and escalators to facilitate movements
– Modern trains called “Train sets”, which will save 20% journey time within next 2 years
– 24 to 26 coaches will be introduced in certain identified trains, more general class coaches and existing ladders to be replaced
– Modern facilities for disabled citizens, senior citizens, patients through IRCTC
– Surveillance cameras on select mainline and ladies compartments
– SMS alert on mobile, customer portal promoting digital India campaign –
– Unreserved ticket purchase made simpler through smart phones & debit cards
– All india 24 X 7 helpline number 138 from 1/3/15 ; Toll free No.182 – for security complaints
– Railways has Collaborated with NIFT and NID for better bed rolls, inner coach designs
– New Bio-toilets will replace the existing ones, nearly 18000 of them in this year.
– No increment in Passenger Fares
– It is important to harness the talent of our rail employees through training and development
– To increase track capacity by 14% to 138,000 km: more  

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We request the Honourable Ministerto check the trains run on time. Just to inform the Minister and the Board members that the train no 12308 is running late by 08 hours and this is a Super fast train. In a journey of 30 hours how can a train be late by 08 to 10 hours. Who is accountable for this running loss more  
Now we must hold Suresh Prabhu ji and team accountable to deliver this. more  
It looks like white paper on railway instead of railway budget. more  
The budget sounds good. What is required at the moment is to operate the trains on schedule, particularly those extra Full AC Trains and Holiday Specials as there is no limit for their delays. Time is very important and delays not only loose valuable time of the passengers but it leads to further inconvenience by missing the connecting trains at the destinations.
Recently our group of about 50 pax. travelled by LTT-Kamakhya Exp. both the way from LTT to Kamakhya (on 18th Jan.) and from Kamakhya to LTT(on 29th Jan.) when both the time the train was delayed by 5 hours, for no reason other than not getting signal/clearance. Ultimately we have to loose further connections and to incur heavy expenditure and face lot of discomforts. Most of us were sr. citizens. more  
Very good budget. more  
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