Friday, February 26, 2016

Railway Budget 2016: by Suresh Prabhu - Key Highlights !!!

GOOD NEWS FOR ALL THE COMMUTERS - THERE HAS BEEN NO FARE HIKE !! 

SOME OF THE KEY HIGHLIHTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: (more in the link)

* Tejas Express – premium superfast with many onboard facilities such as entertainment, better aesthetics, vending machies, ushers
* Launch of Humsafar Express – Full 3AC, fast train with optional food services
* Launch of Rail Mitra Sewa – Comprehensive concierge services including battery operated cars, porter services, wheel chairs, etc
* Overnight double-decker “Uday” Express to be introduced on busiest routes
* E-catering services will be increased from 40 stations now to over 400 stations
* Coolies will now be called sahayaks, says Suresh Prabhu. Read our story here.
* We will introduce separate toilets for divyaang/handicapped people
* We propose to invite FM radio stations to provide train borne entertainment via PA systems
* E-booking of tickets facility on concessional basis to be made available for journalists
* Clean My Coach service through SMS will now be on Pan-India basis.
* Major stations to be brought under CCTV surveillance
* IRTC will begin to manage catering in a phased manner, local cuisine of choice will be made available See more at:
* 17,000 biotoilets and additional toilets in 475 stations before close of this FY
* We are also increasing the senior citizen quota per coach by 50% resulting in almost 120 lower berths per train for senior citizens

http://indianexpress.com/article/business/budget/railway-budget-2016-live-suresh-prabhu-new-trains-rail-fares-indian-railways/#sthash.ZEipXcu7.dpuf

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