Highlights OF RAILWAY BUDGET 2014 -2015

Indian Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda presented the Railway Budget of 2014-2015Railway is facing various challenges including lack of funds for ongoing projects, incomplete projects, decrease of Railway Freight Traffic Shares, etc . Then also it is very happy to hear that railway will take some advanced steps related to services provided to the passengers in the trains. Main Highlights of the Railway Budget 2014 -2015 are.
Indian Railway Budget 2014 -2015
Highlights of Railway Budget 2014 -2015

  • 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. Uddhampur 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
  • Wifi 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.

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