Highlights of Rail Budget 2015

 Toll free number 182 created for security related complaints & 138 for customer complaints ( 24by7 helpline 138 will be effective from 01/03/2015)

Cameras will be provided in selected mainline coaches and ladies compartments for safety of women’s

Speedier Railway 9 hi speed corridors, high speed trains.

Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata will be an overnight journey.

 Advance reservation period increased to 4 Month.

Automatic freight rebate system launched and to be expanded. Private freight terminals reviewing of WLS, SFTO, PFT schemes under process.

Wifi facility will be provided in 400 Stations

New SMS alert services will be launch for passengers to inform about arrival and departure of trains.

More toilets to be replaced by bio-toilets

Operation 5 minutes to ensure that a passenger travelling unreserved can purchase a ticket within 5 minutes.

Rs 120 crore will be spent to install lifts and escalators at major stations.

67% more funds allotted for passenger amenities.

To develop 10 satellite railway stations this year

E-catering introduced in 108 trains, can order on IRCTC website

Mobile charging stations will be introduced in general class coaches

More general class coaches will be added to select trains for benefit of the common man

1000 MW solar plants to be set-up by developers on railway/Pvt. Land and on Rly Building at own cost

Railways to engage private agencies in cleanliness drive. Waste-to-energy conversion plants to be set up.

A special travel scheme for farmers named Kishan Yatra

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