Railway Budget 2010-2011 Highlights

by GJSenthil 2010-02-28 01:21:32

>No hike in freight and passenger fare.
>New Janmabhoomi train between Ahmedabad and Udhampur
>Concession for children of accredited journalists up to 18 years.
>Free journey for cancer patients in sleeper and 3AC; 75 p.c. concession for companion
>Concession of Rs 100 on freight rates of food grains for domestic use, kerosene, fertlizer
>Survey will be conducted to connect Sealdah and Howrah stations in West Bengal
>Karmaboomi train for working class
>Bharatt threeth train to commomorate Rabindranath Tagore’s birth 150th anniversary.
>Matribhumi special trains for women
>Andaman and Nicobar Islands to get railway line from Port Blair to Diglipur
>Velachery-St.Thomas Mount MRTS link by 2012
>New suburban trains for Chennai
>Stations to be named after Bhagat Singh, Mother Teresa, Tipu Sultan, Bahadur Shah Zafar
>RPF to have women battalion
>Railways to have master plan for North Eastern region
>Insurance facilities for licensed porters as part of railway’s corporate social responsibility
>Kashmir role link to be extended to Sopore
>Rs 1,302 crore provided for passenger amenities
>Freight loading target for 2010—11 fixed at 944 million tonnes
>Several new lines announced.
>New train service to Dhaka, Bangladesh from Agartala.
>Gross traffic receipt for 2010—11 pegged at Rs 94,765 crore
>High—speed dedicated passenger corridors to be constructed
>Revenue from non—core business of Railways to go up from Rs 150 crore to Rs 1,000 crore
>Wagon Repair Shop to be set up in Badnera near Amravati in Maharashtra
>Railways saved Rs 2,000 cr from austerity drive
>10 more Duranto trains announced
>Service charge on AC fares cut to Rs 20
>101 new suburban trains for Mumbai
>Dedicated corridors will be implemented on time
>Land acquisition: One member from the family would be given employment in Railways
>Railways earned net profit of Rs. 1348 crores.
>Railways will be the lead partner in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi
>Railways to set up Rabindra Museum in Howrah and Geetanjali Museum in Bolpur — both in West Bengal — to commemorate Rabindranath Tagore’s 125th birth anniversary
>New testing facility in Bangalore
>Railways proposes modernisation of ICF, Chennai.
>New housing scheme for 14 lakh employees
>Railways to start six water bottling plants in places like Ambala, Thiruvananthapuram, Farakka, Amethi and Nasik to provide clean and cheap drinking water to passengers.
>Special task force for clearing investment proposals in 100 days
>New business model to be created
>Unmanned railway crossing will be phased out in five years
>Five sports academies to be set-up, including Delhi, Chennai, Secunderabad
>E-tickets to be made available at panchayat level
>Railways recruitment: Exams to be conducted in regional languages
>Railways recruitment: Simultaneous exams proposed
>Modern toilets to be introduced in stations
>No privatisation of Railways
>Six bottling plants for Rail Neer
>Fee waiver for economically weak
>Special drive for improving passenger amentities
>Railways target 1,000 km of new line in one year
>117 new trains flagged-off in the last financial year
>Special task force will be set up for early clearance of projects

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