Highlights of Rail Budget 2015

*No increase in railway passenger fares.

*17000 more toilets to be replaced by bio-toilets: Suresh Prabhu

*An All India 24-7 helpline number will become operational: Suresh Prabhu

*A mobile application to address complaints of people is also being developed:

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

*The facility of e-ticketing will help us to go paper less

*SMS alert services for passengers to inform them about arrival and departure of trains

*Modern facilities for disabled citizens, senior citizens, patients through IRCTC

*24 to 26 coaches in certain identified trains, more general class coaches, ladders to be replaced

*In 400 stations wi-fi facility will be provided

* Rs 8.5 lakh crore will be invested in Railways in next 5 years

* Cleanliness in Railways highest priority under Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat

* Plans to building partnerships to gain long term financing and improve connectivity, modernise infrastructure

* Introduction of integrated ticketing will be done, a Defence travel system has been developed to make travel easier

* Mobile application to address complaints of people is also being developed

* This year itself replacement of 17000 more toilets by bio-toilets

* Surveillance cameras on select mainline and ladies compartments

* A1 category stations will be given the facility of Wi-Fi

* 67% more funds allotted for passenger amenities

* Rs 1,000 Nirbhaya Fund, which was lying idle so far, will finally board a train to provide women’s safety

* Satellite railway terminals in 10 major cities

* Investment 84% higher, 77 new projects



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