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Rail Budget 2015-16 – 15 Things Common Man Can Be Happy About!!


Rail Budget 2015-16 – 15 Things Common Man Can Be Happy About!!

Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu today announced his first Railway Budget for the Year 2015-16.
To start with it’s a Budget totally inclined towards growth which spares the common man from hikes in ticket price & assures safety, cleanliness & realiablity.

Here are 15 Highlights of Railway Budget which we as common man can be happy about:

1. No Increase In Passenger Fares!!

Railway Budget 2015-16
2. SMS Alerts to be introduced for Train Timings!
Railway Budget 2015-16

3. WiFi to be available at 400 Railway Stations!Railway Budget 2015-16

4. No new Trains announced!Railway Budget 2015-16

5. On-Board Entertainment Facility could be extended on Shatabdi TrainsRailway Budget 2015-16

6. To Improve cleanliness & design of bed linen!Railway Budget 2015-16

7. 7000 more Toilets to be replaced by Bio-Toilets. New Tiolets at 650 stations more vacuum toilets.Railway Budget 2015-16

8. Passenger travelling unreserved can procure a ticket within 5 Minutes!Railway Budget 2015-16

9. Mobile application to address complaints of people is also being developed!Railway Budget 2015-16

10. Hand-held devices for ticket checkers for moving towards paperless ticketing!Railway Budget 2015-16

11. CCTVs to be introduced in selected trains & suburban trains for women safety!Railway Budget 2015-16

12. Tickets can be booked 120 days in advance instead of 60 days!Railway Budget 2015-16

13. Introducing train sets saving 20% of journey time, similar to bullet trains in design and that can run on existing tracks!Railway Budget 2015-16

14. Railways to go through transformation in five years; to increase track capacity by 10%Railway Budget 2015-16

15. To set up full fledged Railway University in FY-16Railway Budget 2015-16


A decent budget presented for development of Indian Railways! What do you think about the Budget? What are your expectations from Indian Railways? Where do they lag behind?

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