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Rail Budget 2014-15 Highlights

Highlights of the Railway Budget 2014-15 presented by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda in the Lok Sabha on 8 July, 2014.

No new increase in passenger fares and freight charges
● 58 new trains and extension of 11; 864 additional EMUs to be introduced in Mumbai over 2 years
● Bullet train on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Sector
● Diamond quadrilateral for high speed trains
● Plan to hike speed of trains to 160-200 km/hr in 9 sectors
● Online booking to support 7,200 tickets/minute; to allow 1.2 lakh users log in simultaneously
● Reservation system to be revamped, ticket-booking through mobile phones, post offices to be popularised
● Online platform, unreserved tickets
● Combo parking-platform tickets at stations
● Women RPF Constables to escort ladies coaches; 4,000 women constables to be inducted
● Retiring room facility to be extended to all stations
● Battery operated cars for differently abled and senior citizens at major stations
● Feedback services through IVRS on quality of food
● Food can be ordered through SMS, phone; Food courts at major stations
● Cleanliness budget up by 40 percent over last year
● CCTVs to be used at stations for monitoring cleanliness
● Setting up of corpus fund for stations' upkeep; RO drinking water at stations and trains
● Automatic door closing in mainline and sub-urban coaches
● FDI in railway projects, except in operations
● FDI, domestic investments in rail infrastructure
● Office-on-Wheels: Internet & Workstation facilities on select trains
● Wi-Fi in A-1, A category stations and in select trains
● Rail university for technical and non-technical subjects
● Some stations to be developed to international standards through PPP model
● Parcel traffic to be segregated to separate terminals to make passenger traffic unhindered
● Loss per passenger per kilometre up from 10p (in 2000-01) to 23p (2012-13)
● Solar energy to be tapped at major stations
● Highest ever plan outlay of Rs 65,455 crore for 2014-15
● Expenditure in 2014-15 pegged at Rs 149,176 crore. 

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