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Rail Budget 2015: Top passenger friendly features

New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu presented the Rail Budget 2015 today in the Lok Sabha. Here are the top passenger friendly features: No hike in passenger fares Tickets can now be booked 120 days ahead of

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 26, 2015 13:41 IST ]
rail budget 2015 top passenger friendly features
rail budget 2015 top passenger friendly features

New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu presented the Rail Budget 2015 today in the Lok Sabha. Here are the top passenger friendly features:

  • No hike in passenger fares
  • Tickets can now be booked 120 days ahead of travel date, instead of 60 days now, to tackle tout menace
  • To prevent fire in coaches, we'll install train protection warning system and train collision avoiding system
  • Railways to go through transformation in five years; to increase track capacity by 10 per cent to 1.38 lakh km
  • Railway helpline number 138 will become operational 24x7
  • Toll free number 182 created for security related complaints
  • Rail-cum-road ticket to be extended to many stations; more trains to be added under scheme for ordering food while booking tickets
  • 'Operation 5-minute' to ensure ticketless passenger get regular ticket within five minute of entering station
  • SMS alert service to be introduced on train arrival/ departure; CCTVs to be introduced in select trains and suburban trains for women safety
  • More general class coaches to be added in identified trains; more AC EMU services for Mumbai suburban section
  • Open wi-fi to be available at 400 railway stations; proposal to revamp the station re-development scheme.
  • Feasibility report of high speed train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad expected by mid-2015
  • State of the art perishable cargo centre for benefit of farmers
  • We are committed to provide Rail connectivity to north eastern states
  • Satellite railway terminals in major cities - 10 select stations
  • 67% more funds for passenger amenities
  • Travel between Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata to be an overnight journey
  • Modern facilities for disabled citizens, senior citizens, patients through IRCTC
  • To promote Gandhi circuit for tourism purpose
  • Full-fledged university to be set during 2015-16
  • Middle Berth Will Be Reserved For Women & Senior Citizens
  • Newly Manufactured Coaches To Be Braille-enabled
  • Meghalaya brought on train map

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