Friday, February 25, 2011

Railway Budget 2011, Railway Budget 2011 New Trains, Ministry Of Railways, Railway Budget 2011 Highlights

Railway Budget 2011, Railway Budget 2011 New Trains, Ministry Of Railways, Railway Budget 2011 Highlights
Railway Budget 2011
  1. Ticket booking charges decreased: Rs. 10 in AC, Rs. 5 in sleeper
  2. Railways to install anti-collision devices in eight railway zones
  3. Rail Yatri Sewa - Assistance for senior citizens at major stations
  4. No increase in fares
  5. Relief for cancer patients in sleeper class
  6. Press concessions extended to family and dependents upto 20 years
  7. Concessions for film industry, technicians
  8. Rail-based industries will be set-up
  9. Rs 4,411 cr allocated for new rail lines
  10. No forcible acquisition of land, one member of land losing family to get a job.
  11. Rail link to Bangladesh proposed
  12. New Durantos to be run on Allahabad-Mumbai, Pune-Ahmedabad, Sealdah-Puri, Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam, Madurai-Chennai routes, among others.
  13. Rail linkage to Gujarat from Delhi-Mumbai freight corridor.
  14. Housing for all raiway employees in next 10 years
  15. 50 creches to be set up for railways women employees
  16. 381 diagonistic centres throughout India to be set up alongside hospitals
  17. Proposed Rabindra museum at Howrah, Geetanjali museum at Bolpur
  18. Special trains for commonwealth games
  19. Railways to provide increased job opportunities for sportsmen
  20. Plan to raise 20,000Crs in one year
  21. Railway protection force to be augmented, Mahila Vahini to be introduced
  22. Rs 1300Crs for passenger amenities
  23. 117 new trains to be flagged out by March 31
  24. Airport-like trolleys to be provided at more stations.
  25. Age for senior citizen's concession reduced to 58 from 60.
  26. Concession for physically handicapped and gallantry award winners for travel in Rajdhani and Shatabdi expresses.

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