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Railway Budget 2015 Highlights

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Following are the highlights of the Railway Budget for 2015-16 presented by Minister Suresh Prabhu in the Lok Sabha Thursday:
 
* Railways unique integrator of modern India

* Facilities not improved substantially over past few decades

* Vicious cycle of under-investment must end

* 1,219 sections on network - most of them overworked

* In next five years, intention to substantially augment capacity

 * Investment of Rs.8.5 lakh crore in next five years

* Over 20,00 suggestions received on improving facilities

* Four goals: Deliver sustained improvement in customer facilities, Make railways safer means of travel, expand substantially, make Indian Railways self-sustainable

* Budget part of trilogy: White paper already tabled, this budget, vision document soon

* Railways backbone of national connectivity

* Will partner with private sector to improve last mile connectivity

* Railways unique integrator of modern India

* Facilities not improved substantially over past few decades

* Vicious cycle of under-investment must end

* 1,219 sections on network - most of them overworked

* In next five years, intention to substantially augment capacity

* Defence travel system developed to eliminate system warrants
 
* SMS alerts to be introduced

* Paperless ticketing system to be developed

* New department to keep stations clean

* Waste to energy conversion plants to be created

* Toilets at stations need improvement; 650 additional toilets to be created in addition to 120 last year

* Investment of Rs.8.5 lakh crore in next five years

* Over 20,00 suggestions received on improving facilities

* Four goals: Deliver sustained improvement in customer facilities, Make railways safer means of travel, expand substantially, make Indian Railways self-sustainable

* Budget part of trilogy: White paper already tabled, this budget, vision document soon

* Railways backbone of national connectivity

* Will partner with private sector to improve last mile connectivity

* Online booking for wheel chairs to be enabled

* MPs urged to use part of their funds for improving rail facilities

* Over 17,00 toilets on trains already replaced, another 17,000 to be replaced

* Wi-Fi facility to be extended to category B stations

* Open bids to be invited from private parties to develop railway stations


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Railway Budget 2015 Highlights, Railway Budget, Railway Charges, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, New Trains, Railway Budget For 2015-16, BJp Railway Budget.


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