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    Railway Budget 2011-12 Highlights in India

    Railway Budget 2011-12 Highlights in India

    Railway Budget for the year 2011-12 has been presented in the parliament by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday in Parliament, New Delhi, India.

    Railway Budget 2011-12 Highlights in India
    Below are the Highlights of the Railway Budget 2011-12

    Highlights of Railway Budget 2011-12

    • No hike in passenger fare and freight rates.
    • Highest ever Plan outlay of Rs 57,630 crore proposed for Railways.
    • Rs. 9,583 crore provided for new lines.
    • 1300 km new lines, 867 km doubling of lines and 1017 km gauge conversion targeted in 2011-12.
    • 56 new Express Trains, 3 new Shatabdis and 9 Duronto trains to be introduced.
    • AC Double Decker services on Jaipur-Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes. * New Super AC Class to be introduced.
    • A new portal for e-ticketing to be launched shortly.
    • Booking charges will be cheaper with a charge of only Rs 10 for AC classes and Rs 5 for others.
    • Pan-India multi-purpose smart card ‘Go India’ to be introduced.
    • 236 more stations to be upgraded as Adarsh Stations.
    • 47 additional suburban services in Mumbai and 50 new suburban services proposed for Kolkata.
    • Two new passenger terminals in Kerala and one each in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal proposed.
    • Feasibility study to raise speed of passenger trains to 160-200 kmph to be undertaken.
    • A special package of two new trains and two projects for the states managing trouble free run of trains through out the year.
    • Anti Collision Devise (ACD) sanctioned to cover 8 zonal railways.
    • GPS Based ‘Fog Safe’ Device to be deployed.
    • All unmanned level crossing up to 3000 to be eliminated.
    • All India Security Help line on a single number set up.
    • All state capitals in the North-East except Sikkim to be connected by Rail in next seven years.
    • A Bridge Factory in Jammu and Kashmir and a state-of-art Institute for Tunnel and Bridge Engineering is proposed at Jammu.
    • A Diesel Locomotive Centre will be set-up in Manipur.
    • A Centre of Excellence in Software at Darjeeling proposed under the aegis of CRIS.
    • Rail Industrial Parks at Jellingham and New Bongaigaon proposed.
    • Additional mechanised laundry units to be set up at Nagpur, Chandigarh and Bhopal.
    • 700 MW gas-based power plant to be set up at Thakurli in Maharashtra.
    • 18,000 Wagons to be procured during 2011-12.
    • A scheme for socially desirable projects, ‘Pradhan Mantri Rail Vikas Yojana’ with non-lapsable fund proposed.
    • 10,000 shelter units proposed for track side dwellers in Mumbai, Sealdah, Siliguri, Tiruchirapalli on pilot basis.
    • Concession to physically handicapped persons to be extended on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
    • Concession of 50 per cent to press correspondents with family increased to twice a year.
    • Senior Citizens concession to be hiked from 30 per cent to 40 per cent.
    • Medical facilities extended to dependent parents of the Railway employees.
    • Scholarship for girl child of Group-D railway employees increased to Rs 1200 per month.
    • 20 additional hostels for children of railway employees to be set up.
    • Recruitment for 1.75 lakh vacancies of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ including to fill up backlog of SC/ST initiated, 16,000 ex-servicemen to be inducted by
    • March 2011.

    • A separate sports cadre to be created.
    • 2011-12 declared ‘Year of Green Energy’ for Railways.
    • Freight loading of 993 MT and passenger growth of 6.4 per cent estimated for 2011-12.
    • Gross Traffic Receipts at Rs 1,06,239 crore, exceeding one lakh crore mark for the first time estimated.
    • Ordinary Working Expenses assessed at Rs 73,650 crore.
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