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Highlights of the railway budget 2016-17

Jitendra Panwar, FCA (Tax Practitioner ) (641 Points)

25 February 2016  

Rail Budget 2016-17 : No Hike in Passenger Fare and Others Customer Interface

  • Interaction and feedback through social media & dedicated IVRS
  • Making travel comfortable by generating over 65,000 additional berths, installing 2,500 water vending machines; introducing ‘Mahamana Express’ with modern refurbished coaches; 17,000 bio-toilets in trains; world’s first Bio-Vacuum toilet developed.
  • Improving punctuality – operations audit for Ghaziabad to Mughalsarai
  • Ticketing: Introduced 1,780 Automatic Ticket Vending Machines, mobile apps & GoIndia smartcard for cashless purchase of UTS and PRS tickets, enhanced capacity of e-ticketing system from 2,000 tickets per minute to 7,200 tickets per minute and to support 1,20,000 concurrent users as against only 40,000
  • Social initiatives: One-time registration for availing concessions while booking tickets online, online booking of wheelchairs & Braille enabled new coaches introduced for the Divyang, increased quota of lower berths for senior citizens and women, middle bays reserved in coaches for
  • Wi-Fi provided in 100 stations, to be provided in 400 more;
  • Stations being redeveloped – financial bid received for Habibganj, Bhopal; Cabinet approval for stations to be taken up under
  • Security through helplines & CCTVs
  • Safety – 350 manned level crossings closed, eliminated 1,000 unmanned level crossings, 820 ROB/RUB completed in the current year and work going on in 1,350 of them.

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 3 Replies

Sathish M (Management Accountant) (40571 Points)
Replied 25 February 2016

Thank you Mr.Jitendra for sharing the highlights of Railway Budget. It is nice to read schemes which are passenger friendly,as the end of the day it is the consumer who is going to use these facilities. Mr.Prabhu has tried to give us a real picture of what he intends to give the common man. I would have liked to see the railway numbers with respect to sources and utilisation of funds too.

mayur kawale (8 Points)
Replied 25 February 2016

Thanks for sharing this information. Yes this budget is really different. Suresh prabhu is successful to manage the balance in budget. 

No rise in  fare and specially no new train??? strange?? But yes we have to focus last year promice and try to fulfill that one. 

The most lovable thing about budget is ticket window is increase.....

Thanks suresh prabhu to increasing the ticket windows and taking care of common people.

We must say, The railway budget 2016 to be sweet treat to Indian

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Amit Kanunga (Article Assistant and Post Gradute)   (644 Points)
Replied 26 February 2016

Originally posted by : CA Jitendra Panwar
Rail Budget 2016-17 : No Hike in Passenger Fare and Others Customer Interface


Interaction and feedback through social media & dedicated IVRS
Making travel comfortable by generating over 65,000 additional berths, installing 2,500 water vending machines; introducing ‘Mahamana Express’ with modern refurbished coaches; 17,000 bio-toilets in trains; world’s first Bio-Vacuum toilet developed.
Improving punctuality – operations audit for Ghaziabad to Mughalsarai
Ticketing: Introduced 1,780 Automatic Ticket Vending Machines, mobile apps & GoIndia smartcard for cashless purchase of UTS and PRS tickets, enhanced capacity of e-ticketing system from 2,000 tickets per minute to 7,200 tickets per minute and to support 1,20,000 concurrent users as against only 40,000
Social initiatives: One-time registration for availing concessions while booking tickets online, online booking of wheelchairs & Braille enabled new coaches introduced for the Divyang, increased quota of lower berths for senior citizens and women, middle bays reserved in coaches for
Wi-Fi provided in 100 stations, to be provided in 400 more;
Stations being redeveloped – financial bid received for Habibganj, Bhopal; Cabinet approval for stations to be taken up under
Security through helplines & CCTVs
Safety – 350 manned level crossings closed, eliminated 1,000 unmanned level crossings, 820 ROB/RUB completed in the current year and work going on in 1,350 of them.


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Nice Highlightsssss.......


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