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Fifteen Highlights From Railway Budget 2015

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Railway budget 2015 is out. Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu has announced a ray of reforms and measures in this budget. How does it matter for a common man? It’s difficult to read the entire budget speech of the honorable Railway Minister. This is exactly why we have compiled the top 15 highlights that a common man would like to know from this speech. Here are these:

  1. You can now book your meal from an online food chain to have it on the train.
  2. Security to be given utmost importance. CCTVs will be introduced in select trains and suburban trains for the sake of women security.
  3. Window to book railway tickets online increased from 60 to 120 days.
  4. Centrally managed railway display network in over 2000 stations in next 2 years.
  5. All India Railway helpline number 138 to be active from March 1, 2015. For security complaints, 182 can be dialed.
  6. Introduction of Integrated Railway ticketing to be done.
  7. Speed of 9 railway corridors to be increased to 160-200 km/hr.
  8. Projects worth Rs 96,182 crore to expand capacity of 9,420 km rail lines.
  9. Train Protection Warning System, Train Collision Avoidance System
  10. 7,000 more toilets to be replaced by Bio-Toilets, New toilets at 650 stations, more vaccum toilets.
  11. Un-reserved passengers can book tickets within 5 minutes.
  12. Wifi service to be introduced for Category B stations.
  13. Cleanliness and design of bed linen to be improved.
  14. SMS alert service will be available to inform passengers of train timings.
  15. E-catering to be introduced in 108 trains, can order on IRCTC website.

 

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