Railway Budget 2010-11 Highlights

by khalid on 25/02/2010 · 2 comments

Railway Budget 2010-11 Highlights are as follows :-

1. No hike in freight and passenger fare.
2. New Janmabhoomi train between Ahmedabad and Udhampur
3. Concession for children of accredited journalists up to 18 years.
4. Free journey for cancer patients in sleeper and 3AC; 75 p.c. concession for companion
5. Concession of Rs 100 on freight rates of food grains for domestic use, kerosene, fertlizer
6. Survey will be conducted to connect Sealdah and Howrah stations in West Bengal
7. Karmaboomi train for working class
8. Bharatt threeth train to commomorate Rabindranath Tagore’s birth 150th anniversary.
9. Matribhumi special trains for women
10. Andaman and Nicobar Islands to get railway line from Port Blair to Diglipur
11. Velachery-St.Thomas Mount MRTS link by 2012
12. New suburban trains for Chennai
13. Stations to be named after Bhagat Singh, Mother Teresa, Tipu Sultan, Bahadur Shah Zafar
14. RPF to have women battalion
15. Railways to have master plan for North Eastern region
16. Insurance facilities for licensed porters as part of railway’s corporate social responsibility
17. Kashmir role link to be extended to Sopore
18. Rs 1,302 crore provided for passenger amenities
19. Freight loading target for 2010—11 fixed at 944 million tonnes
20. Several new lines announced.
21. New train service to Dhaka, Bangladesh from Agartala.
22. Gross traffic receipt for 2010—11 pegged at Rs 94,765 crore
23. High—speed dedicated passenger corridors to be constructed
24. Revenue from non—core business of Railways to go up from Rs 150 crore to Rs 1,000 crore
25. Wagon Repair Shop to be set up in Badnera near Amravati in Maharashtra
26. Railways saved Rs 2,000 cr from austerity drive
27. 10 more Duranto trains announced
28. Service charge on AC fares cut to Rs 20
29. 101 new suburban trains for Mumbai
30. Dedicated corridors will be implemented on time

31. Land acquisition: One member from the family would be given employment in Railways
31. Railways earned net profit of Rs. 1348 crores.
32. Railways will be the lead partner in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi
33. Railways to set up Rabindra Museum in Howrah and Geetanjali Museum in Bolpur — both in West Bengal — to commemorate Rabindranath Tagore’s 125th birth anniversary
34. New testing facility in Bangalore
35. Railways proposes modernisation of ICF, Chennai.
36. New housing scheme for 14 lakh employees
37. Railways to start six water bottling plants in places like Ambala, Thiruvananthapuram, Farakka, Amethi and Nasik to provide clean and cheap drinking water to passengers.
38. Special task force for clearing investment proposals in 100 days
39. New business model to be created
40. Unmanned railway crossing will be phased out in five years
41. Five sports academies to be set-up, including Delhi, Chennai, Secunderabad
42. E-tickets to be made available at panchayat level
43. Railways recruitment: Exams to be conducted in regional languages
44. Railways recruitment: Simultaneous exams proposed
45. Modern toilets to be introduced in stations
46. No privatisation of Railways
47. Six bottling plants for Rail Neer
48. Fee waiver for economically weak
49. Special drive for improving passenger amentities
50. Railways target 1,000 km of new line in one year
51. 117 new trains flagged-off in the last financial year
52. Special task force will be set up for early clearance of projects
53. Mamata appeals to business houses to join hands for building partnership with Railways
54. Our focus is inclusive growth: Mamata
55. Mamata presents Railway budget in Lok Sabha

Here is the PDF Format of Speech of Mamata Banerjee introducing the Railway Budget on 24th February 2010.

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Shabnam Sultan February 25, 2010

Railway budget……… thanks for updating us 🙂 . I hope this budget will prove good for people.


khalid March 17, 2011

Hope so,
but most of the budget gone to west bengal.
Thanks for dropping by.


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