Highlights of Railway Budget 2011-12


 

Highlights of Railway Budget 2011-12

 

·  No hike in passenger fare and freight rates.

 

·  Highest ever Plan outlay of Rs. 57, 630 crore proposed for Railways.

 

·  Rs. 9,583 crore provided for new lines.

 

·  1300 km new lines, 867 km doubling of lines and 1017 km gauge conversion targeted in 2011-12.

 

·  56 new Express Trains, 3 new Shatabdis and 9 Duronto trains to be introduced.

 

·  AC Double Decker services on Jaipur-Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes.

 

·  New Super AC Class to be introduced.

 

·  A new portal for e-ticketing to be launched shortly.  Booking charges will be cheaper with a charge of only Rs. 10 for AC classes

and Rs.5 for others.

 

·  Pan-India multi-purpose smart card “Go India” to be introduced.

 

·  236 more stations to be upgraded as Adarsh Stations.

 

·  47 additional suburban services in Mumbai and 50 new suburban services proposed for Kolkata.

 

·  Two new passenger terminals in Kerala and one each in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal proposed.

 

·  Feasibility study to raise speed of passenger trains to 160-200 kmph to be undertaken.

 

·  A special package of two new trains and two projects for the States managing trouble free run of trains through out the year.

 

·  Anti Collision Devise (ACD) sanctioned to cover 8 zonal railways.

 

·  GPS Based ‘Fog Safe’ Device to be deployed.

 

·  All unmanned level crossing upto 3000 to be eliminated.

 

·  All India Security Help line on a single number set up.

 

·  All state capitals in the North-East except Sikkim to be connected by Rail in next seven years.

 

·  A Bridge Factory in J & K and a state-of-art Institute for Tunnel and Bridge Engineering is proposed at Jammu.

 

·  A Diesel Locomotive Centre will be set-up in Manipur.

 

·  A Centre of Excellence in Software at Darjeeling proposed under the aegis of CRIS.

 

·  Rail Industrial Parks at Jellingham and New Bongaigaon proposed.

 

·  Additional mechanized laundry units to be set up at Nagpur, Chandhigarh and Bhopal.

 

·  700 MW gas-based power plant to be set up at Thakurli in Maharashtra.

 

·  18,000 Wagons to be procured during 2011-12.

 

·  A scheme for socially desirable projects, ‘Pradhan Mantri Rail Vikas Yojana’ with Non-lapsable fund proposed.

 

·  10,000 shelter units proposed for track side dwellers in Mumbai, Sealdah, Siliguri, Tiruchirapalli on pilot basis.

 

·  Concession to physically handicapped persons to be extended on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.

 

·  Concession of 50% to press correspondents with family increased to twice a year.

 

·  Senior Citizens concession to be hiked from 30 % to 40 %.

 

·  Medical facilities extended to dependent parents of the Railway employees.

 

·  Scholarship for Girl child of Group-D railway employees increased to Rs.1200 per month.

 

·  20 additional hostels for children of railway employees to be set up.

 

·  Recruitment for 1.75 lakh vacancies of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ including to fill up backlog of SC/ST  initiated, 16,000 ex-servicemen to be

inducted by March 2011.

 

·  A separate sports cadre to be created.

 

·  2011-12 declared ‘Year of Green Energy’ for Railways.

 

·  Freight loading of 993 MT and passenger growth of 6.4 % estimated for 2011-12.

 

·  Gross Traffic Receipts at Rs.1,06,239 crore, exceeding one lakh crore mark for the first time estimated.

 

·  Ordinary Working Expenses assessed at Rs. 73,650 crore.

 

 


 
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