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By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, July 8 � Following are the highlights of the Railway Budget 2014-15:

� No new increase in passenger fares and freight charges

� 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 pc 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 suburban coaches

� 58 new trains and extension of 11; 864 additional EMUs to be introduced in Mumbai over 2 years

� 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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NEW DELHI, July 8 � Following are the highlights of the Railway Budget 2014-15:

� No new increase in passenger fares and freight charges

� 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 pc 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 suburban coaches

� 58 new trains and extension of 11; 864 additional EMUs to be introduced in Mumbai over 2 years

� 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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