Thursday, February 26, 2015

Major Point of Rail Budget 2015-16

1) NO HIKE on Passenger fares
2) No new Trains
3) Developing multilingual portal fro Indian railways
4) Un-reservered Ticket on Smartphones
5) Handheld device to TTE to verifiy ticket and download charts and verify seats
6)Wi-Fi to be provided to B-Category Station
7)SMS -Alerts to passenger in advance about arrival /depature and train status
8)  tickets can now be booked four months or 120 days in advance as compared to the present 60 days
9) 17,000 toilets would be replaced by bio-toilets. “Cleanliness will be our first priority,”
10) Delhi-Kolkata, Delhi-Mumbai overnight trains.
11) High speed trains between Mumbai and Ahmedabad
12) AC coaches in suburban trains in Mumbai.
13) All newly-manufactured coaches will now be Braille-enabled.
14) Will increase quota of lower berths for senor citizens.
15) One can wheelchairs for the disabled, pregnant women and senior citizens online.
16 ) Increase quota of lower berths for senor citizens.
17) Concessional Ticket for disabled will be available Online.
18) As part of 'Digital India' initiative, WiFi services on platforms to be provided.
19) Facility of online booking of wheelchair for senior citizens.
20) Facility of self-operated lockers will be made available at all railway stations.
21) Surveillance cameras on select mainline and ladies' compartments.
22) Entertainment facilities on select Shatabdi Trains.
23)  freedom to passengers to choose their meals, e-catering has been introduced in 108 trains.
24) Toll-free number 182 to be made functional for security complaints.
25) Middle berth will now be reserved for women and senior citizens.


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