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No increase in freight rates

   No increase in passenger fares
   Tatkal charges go down to Rs 100, booking time reduced from 5 days to 2 days
   Unreserved ticketing systems to be expanded from 5,000 to 8,000 terminals
   Janta khana (peoples' food) to be provided in railway stations
   Develop 50 stations with world class amenities
   12 new non-stop point to point trains introduced
   ATMs on 200 mid and small sized stations
   Aim for 1300 km gauge conversion by 2010
   AC double decker trains for inter-city travel
   Railway Finance Corp to borrow Rs 9000 crore in FY 2010
   Madrasa students included in concession scheme
   To set-up North Eastern development funds
   Ladies special trains to be introduced in Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi
   Kolkata Metro to be expanded
   Increased Budgetary support by Rs 5000 crores
   AC 'Yuva' trains at Rs 299 and Rs 399 to be introduced
   Press correspondents to get 50% concession
   To launch 57 new trains
   Non-stop AC 'Turant' trains to connect major metros
   Rs 25 ticket for those with monthly salary under Rs 1000 under the 'Izzat scheme'
   Ladies special trains during peak hours
   A new scheme called 'Izzat' to be introduced
   To use Railway Land Bank for industrial development
   To set up a new coach factory in Kanchrapara
   Computerised tickets from post offices
   3000 more unreserved ticketing terminals
   At least one doctor on long distance train
   Railways to set up cold storage cargoes
   Mega logistics hubs in Eastern and Western corridor
   Launch of premium faster parcel services in three routes
   Aim to fulfill SC/ST backlog in jobs
   18,000 wagons to be acquired by FY 2010
   Railway hospitals to be upgraded
   Commando battalion to be raised for security purposes
   Integrated security schemes for 130 vulnerable stations
   Railway recruitment board to be reviewed shortly
   7 nursing colleges to be set up on railway land
   Environmental friendly toilets on trains
   49 stations of religious importance to be upgraded
   Automatic vending machines to be set up at stations
   Women commandos to employed for the security of women passengers
   High-capacity double decker AC coaches on the cards
   Automatic vending vans to be set up to make ticketing easy
   Computerised ticketing from post offices
   SMS update on waitlisted tickets
   Tickets can be bought from Post Offices
   Automatic train information systems on major cities
   Specially designed coaches, escalators and elevators for the physically challenged
   Depute doctors on long distance trains
   Book stores, PCOs to be set up across stations
   Infotainment services on Rajhandi and Shatabdi trains
   To take the Private-Public partnership route to develop stations
   Priority for food and water on trains
   Developing multi-functional complexes at stations
   Priority to passenger amenities
   Rail projects shouldn't be gauged by economic viability but governed by social viability: Mamata
   To set up panel for financing unavailable rail projects
   Improvement of trains amenities
   Railways is trying to keep up with change
   Committed to the cause of the underpreviliged.
   Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee begins her speech in Parliament.
   Shares of engineering and wagon manufacturing firms surged by up to 4 per cent on the Bombay Stock Exchange in early trade today ahead of the Railway Budget 2009-10
   Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) gained 2.15 per cent at Rs 1,105, Hind Rectifiers, the manufacturer of rectifier equipment and semi-conductor devices, rose by 5.27 per cent to Rs 64.95
   Budget is of the people, by the people and for the people: Mamata Banerjee
   More trains for West Bengal
   Budget hotels at railway stations
   More Garib Rath trains to be introduced
   Measures to improve catering and on-board decoration
   Special announcement for security on railways
   Mamata is expected to announce 25 new trains
   Amid expectations of improvement in railway amenities and food served in trains, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee would present a 'pro-people' budget in Parliament
   Business leaders and commoners in West Bengal are expecting a series of sops for the state when she presents her budget in parliament
   In her two budgets earlier, Banerjee introduced a new biweekly New Delhi-Kolkata Rajdhani Express, besides starting several express trains connecting various portions of West Bengal
   She might also announce changes in the Tatkal scheme to make it more passenger friendly
   Among the legacies of conflict that Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has inherited from her predecessor Lalu Prasad is the much-hyped budget hotels scheme - involving the construction of 100 hotels on vacant railway land in the public-private partnership mode
   Mumbai, which accounts for more than 50 per cent of country's train passengers, expects three of its major projects to be approved in the railway budget
   Mamata's predecessor Lalu Prasad Yadav had promised to introduce GO Mumbai card on Central and Western Railway and on BEST

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