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Highlights of Railway Budget -2010-11

Posted on 18 June 2019,    
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Highlights of Railway Budget -2010-11

 RAILWAY BUDGET 2010-11   


Ø       No increase in passenger fares and freight tariffs


Ø       Service charges on e-tickets reduced


Ø       E-ticket vans to be extended to Government Medical College Hospitals, Courts, Universities, IT hubs, IITs and IIMs


Ø       SMS updates of reservation status and movement of wagons


Ø       Ticket centres to be opened at district headquarters and village panchayats


Ø       100% concession for cancer patients alongwith an escort


Ø       Modern luggage trolleys with uniformed attendants to assist senior citizens and women passengers


Ø        Six clean bottling plants to provide cheaper, clean drinking water to passengers


Ø       12 companies of women RPF personnel, ‘Mahila Vahini’, for the security of women passengers


Ø       No examination fee for women, minority and economically backward class candidates for Railway Recruitment Boards’ exams


Ø       Question papers now will be made available in local state languages besides Hindi, Urdu and English, examinations will be held on the same day in all regions


Ø       117 new train projects to be flagged off by the end of March 2010


Ø       52 long distance express trains and 28 passenger trains to be introduced


Ø       Frequency of 12 trains will be increased and 21 trains will be extended


Ø       Special trains to mark Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary, for ladies, for uniformed persons and for tourists


Ø       Double-decker coaches to be introduced in two trains each from Delhi and Kolkata


Ø       94 stations to be upgraded as Adarsh Stations, 10 more stations to be upgraded as World Class Stations


Ø       Automatic fire and smoke detection system to be introduced in 20 trains


Ø       All the unmanned Level Crossings (LCs) to be manned within five years


Ø       Rs.41,426 crore outlay proposed, allocation for new lines increased to Rs.2,848 crore from Rs.4,411 crore


Ø       More money to improve passenger amenities – Rs.1,302 crore in comparision to Rs.923 crore  in 2009-10


Ø       Railway revenue through branding/advertising to go up from Rs.150 crore to Rs.1,000


Ø        Special Task Force to clear investment proposals within 100 days


Ø       Concession in freight charges for food-grains and domestic use kerosene


Ø       Kisan Vision Project for manufacturing refrigerated containers


Ø       Allotment of iron ore rakes would be accessible through the web.  RFID technology to be introduced for tracking of wagons


Ø       Multi-level parking complexes through PPP route


Ø       93 new multi-functional complexes to be developed


Ø       National High Speed Rail Authority proposed to plan high speed rail corridor


Ø       Houses for all rail employees in next 10 years


Ø       522 hospitals, 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 10 residential schools, model degree colleges, technical and management institutes for railway employees



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