Railway Budget 2014-15 - infrabuddy.net

The union Minister of Railway, Mr.Sadananda Gowda was presented on 8th July 2014 in Loksabha focusing on the challenges faced by Railways today. The budget was presented focusing on the project completion project completion, promoting private participation and improvement in railway operations. Some of the positive announcements were made during the budget by the minister towards the steps related to services provided to the passengers in the trains.

Railway Budget 2014 -2015 Highlights:

  • Safety
  • Project Delivery
  • Passenger Amenities/Services with focus on food services and on cleanliness, sanitation, toilets
  • Measures for improving Safety and Security
  • Financial Discipline
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Rail Tourism
  • IT Initiatives including revamping reservation system
  • Transparency and System Improvements.
  • Green Initiatives
  • Staff Welfare
  • Training
  • Speed of Trains
  • Metropolitan/Suburban Services

Details of the Highlights 

  • Proposal to start Bullet trains in 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.
  • One ticket to reach from Delhi to Srinagar. Udhanpur to Banihal by bus and Banihal to Srinagar by train.
  • Mumbai Locals to get 860 new, state-of-the art coaches. 64 new EMUs to be introduced.
  • Digital reservation charts at stations
  • 27 Express trains to be introduced
  • 5 Jansadharan, 5 Premium AC trains to be introduced
  • Wi-Fi in A1 and A category stations and in select trains
  • Ultrasonic system to detect problem in track.
  • Setting up of Railway University for technical and non-technical study.
  • Tourist trains to be introduced.
  • 4,000 women constables and 17,000 RPF constables to provide safety to passengers.
  • CCTV to Monitor Cleanliness activities.
  • Mechanized laundry will be introduced.
  • Indian railways to become the largest freight carrier in the world.
  • Food Courts at major stations.
  • Separate Housekeeping wing at 50 major stations.
  • Dedicated freight corridor on Eastern and Western corridors.