Important Highlights Of The Railway Budget-2016 Announced By Suresh Prabhu Today

Bharat Nayak

February 25th, 2016 / 5:41 PM

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today announced the 2nd Railway budget in his tenure. He announced a capital plan of Rs. 1,21,000 crore for 2016-17.

The important highlights of the budget are:
■ No hike in railway fares.


Introduction of Antyodaya Express which will only have unreserved tickets and will be a superfast service.


Introduction of Deen Dayulu coaches with unreserved coaches which will have drinking water and a higher number of mobile charging points


33% sub-quota for women under all reserved categories


■ Increase in the advertising revenue by more than four times this year.


■ To be able to cancel tickets booked by calling the 139 helpline and using an OTP that will be sent to your registered mobile number.


■ There will be Wi-Fi at 100 stations this year and 400 next year.


■ SMART (Specially Modified Aesthetic Refreshing Travel) Coaches will have automatic doors, bar-code readers, bio-vacuum toilets, water-level indicators, accessible dustbins, ergonomic seating, improved aesthetics, vending machines, entertainment screens and a public announcement system.


■ To minimize the financial loss to passengers from untoward incidents, Railways is working with insurance companies to offer optional travel insurance for rail journeys at the time of booking.


■ All stations being redeveloped will be made accessible for differently abled and wheelchairs will be made available in sufficient numbers at all major stations.


■ IRCTC will be extending e-catering services from existing 45 large stations to all 408 ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ class stations. It will also explore the possibility of making mandatory catering services optional in trains.


■ Information boards in trains that will state the on-board services in the train and also GPS-based digital displays inside coaches that will give real-time information on upcoming stations. 

 

 

 


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