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Cancer patients travel free in AC3

Concession to film industry and press. Children upto 18 yrs travel free

To launch 10 more duronto trains

Aims at electrification of 1,000 km route in FY11

Special train named ' Bharat Tirth' to connect Himachal to Kanya Kumari. (all over the country).

Janmabhoomi train: connected areas in western sectors, linking Jodhpur, Lalgarh, etc. To run every week

Karmabhoomi: sleeper trains introduced for the unorganised sector

Introduction of ladies special trains in the name of Matribhumi

Work under Mumbai suburban area under MUTP phase 1 to be completed this year, and under phase 2 to be completed by March 2014

Kolkata Metro to be extended inside the city, 5 stations to be renamed.

Funding for METRO RAIL projects up 5%

FY11 operating ratio pegged at 93.2%

Impact of 6th Pay Commission at Rs 55,000 cr

Will link western corridor development deal with Japanese firm in March

Cost sharing projects bagged from Andhra Pradesh Government

Propose to run a special train from West Bengal to Bangladesh

Importance given to north East states in this Budget.

FY11 Gross Traffic Receipts seen at Rs 94,700 crore

To acquire 80,000 new wagons

FY11 working spend seen at Rs 87,100 crore

To beat FY10 freight target by 8 million tonnes

To start door-to-door service for freight movement

To launch tourist trains on 16 routes

To introduce 54 new trains  in FY11

Will launch double-decker trains on pilot basis

Allocation for implementing 1,000 km lines in a year almost doubles to Rs 4,411 crore. Passenger amenities Rs 1,200 cr

Appropriation for fund at Rs 14,500 cr

Budget estimates for 2010-11 : Special efforts for deficit to be cleared

Expenditure of 783 cr after meeing the dividend liability

Budget estimates: Target for freight set at 944 million tonnes (up 54 million metric tonnes)

Non core business earning seen at Rs 1,000 cr

Cuts freight on foodgrains, kerosene by Rs 100 / wagon

Training insitution for railways for the south and south east Asian countries

Dedicated passenger corridor (Golden Rail corridor) project to be set up

Propose to start execution of Sonpur Dankuni section this year through mode

Plan to create railway eco park

plans propose to introduce a GPS based driver guidance service

22.6 million free CFL lights already distributed

Premium tatkal service for parcel and freight movement

Autmobile and ancillary hubs in 10 different locatins on mode

5 wagon industry in JV-mode, in Secundrabad, Andhra Pradesh, Guwahati, Orissa and Haldia

Wagon repair shop in Mumbai

Agrees to set up railway coach factory in Singur if land is available; Intergral coach factory in Chennai

Rae Bareli coach factory, the work will begin within a year. Also in Bengal, Kerala, Bihar.

To modernise the CLW from its present 200 locomotives to 275

Railway will establish strong research partnership with institutes like IIT, CSIR etc

Corporate Social Responsibilty thorugh expansion of Rashtriya Swastha Yojana

Railways has 80,000 women employees. creches and hostels to be set up for children of women employees

MoU with health and HRD Ministry; 101 secondary hospitals, and multi functional hospitals with AIIMS and Vellore to be set up

Staff Welfare: 'House for all' scheme for railways employees


Railways to be the lead partner in Common Wealth Games 2010. Also to introduce special train for the games.

To provide increased employment opportunity in railways through sports quota 

To promote sports, wil build  five sports complexes in Delhi, Secundabad, Chennai Kolkata and Mumbai.

To strengthen the RPF security force; Mahila bahini -  for security of women to be introduced

Will construct underpasses at railway stations to counter problem of lack of usage of foot overbridges.

3,000 level crossings to be mended this year, rest to be done in within next 5 years.

Core projects of TPWS for implementing safety and preventing accidents

Twin strategy for safety and security.

To expand the scope of 'mushkil ashan' e-ticket mobile vans.

Introducing modern trolleys at all imp stations to assist senior citizens, physically handicapped and children

Six bottling plants on basis to provide clean water at cheaper rates to passengers

Upgradation of 94 stations. Propose to take up another 93 multi functional stations.

Examination fee to be exempted for minority, and women, with income less than Rs 50,000 in a year

Increased financial power of field officers at the local level.

117 trains will be flagged off

Target: To implement 1,000 route km in one year , 25,000 km in Vision 2020

However, will set up business model -- need of the hour is to invite domestic investments through PPPs.

No privatisaton of railways, says is proud of 14 LAKH employees.

To set up a special task force to clear proposals for investments within 100 days

Only 10,419 km of railways added between 1958 and now.

Vision 2020 goals broken up in to short, medium and long term projects. The latter two will require funds and can be done in 5 years.

Mission is continuous development and goal is to unite the country through railway connectivity

Budget made keeping in mind the economic viability of the projects as well as social responsibility.


First Published: Wed, February 24 2010. 13:59 IST