Rail Budget 2014 was tabled in Parliament By Railway Minister Mr. Sadanand Gowda. Modi government first budget which was introduced in Lok sabha today was unseen in previous many budgets. In my opinion, I have seen the First Politics Less Railways Budget in my life.
The important aspect of Rail Budget 2014 was the Development in true sense. It was the budget to save the largest public network in India i.e. Railways from the further decline. There were many new modern technology and up gradation were introduced via this year Budget.
Here are the certain Highlights of Rail Budget 2014.
[box type=”info” ]* Separate housekeeping wing at 50 major stations. * CCTV to monitor cleanliness activities. * Mechanized laundry will be introduced. * Dedicated freight corridor on Eastern and Western corridors. * 5400 unmanned level crossing removed. * Tourist trains to be introduced to link all major places of tourist interests across the country. * 4,000 women constables to be recruited to ensure safety of women. 17,000 RPF constables to provide safety to passengers. * Setting up of Railway University for technical and non-technical study. * Ultrasonic system to detect problem in track. * Proposal to start Bullet trains on Mumbai—Ahmedabad route. Speed of important trains will be also raised. * Diamond Quadrilateral project of high speed trains to connect all major metros. * E-ticketing system to be improved. Future e-ticketing to support 7200 tickets per minute & to allow 120,000 simultaneous users * Wifi in A1 and A category stations and in select trains. Internet-based platform and unreserved tickets. * GIS mapping and digitization of Railway Land. Extension of logistics support to various e-Commerce Companies. * Bulk of future projects will be financed through PPP mode. * Facilitate transport of milk through rail. Special milk transportation trains in association with Amul and National Dairy Association Board. * One ticket to reach from Delhi to Srinagar. Uddhampur to Banihal by bus and Banihal to Srinagar by train. * Mumbai local to get 860 new, state-of-the art coaches. 64 new EMUs to be introduced. * Train connectivity to Char Dham. * Paperless office of Indian railways in 5 years. Digital reservation charts at stations. * Ready-to-eat meals to be introduced in phased manners. * 27 Express trains to be introduced. * 5 Jansadharan , 5 Premium AC trains to be introduced.[/box]
Hope the Railways work on these guidelines and Really do something this time….