Indian railway budget 2015: What all are new?


Eager to know what all are the highlights of Indian railway budget 2015? You can get all relevant details about this budget in this article. Minister Suresh Prabhu has submitted the railway budget 2015 today in the Parliament. No new trains announced in this budget. Read on to gather more information.

Indian railway budget 2015


It was already announced that the Indian railway budget 2015 would be submitted today (26th February 2015) in the Parliament of India, New Delhi. The Indian people were eagerly expecting the release of this budget to know what they can get benefits from railway department. The railway minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu has announced today the budget which includes 67% more funds for passenger amenities. This is the first budget for him to announce after being taken charge of railway minister. The more special in this railway budget would be enabling the internet connection in more than 400 railway stations. Moreover, 8 lakhs crore would be allotted for railway department in next 05 years, he added.

Most important features of the railway budget 2015


The key-points of the budget 2015 submitted by Mr. Suresh Prabhu are listed below.
  • Promised to make more clean, safe and fast service
  • Allotted 67% more funds to passenger amenities
  • Fares are not being increased this year 2015-16
  • Passenger can now book rail meal from a food chain online
  • No new train has been included in this budget
  • It is promised to have paperless tickets for which TTEs would be given a hand held device
  • Monitoring cameras are being introduced for ladies coaches
  • Facility of roller chairs being introduced for senior citizens
  • Wi-fi facility will be enabled over 400 railway stations
  • SMS is more enough as a railway ticket
  • SMS service to the passengers regarding the rail departure, timings, etc
  • Clean water will be provided within very minimal cost
  • The facility of mobile phone charging in the trains will be more extended
  • Advanced train booking will be increased to 120 days
  • E-ticket railway centres will be opened as early as possible
  • 04 railway research centres are being opened
  • The speed of the trains is planned to increase
  • The alert of fire cautions will be renewed with advanced technology
  • 02 rail tracks for goods trains
  • It is promised to completely eliminate the railway gate with no security
  • 17,000 bio-toilets are being constructed
  • More connection for Nagercoil station through beaches
  • More job opportunities through online

  • Conclusion

    Though there are a lot of promises to uplift the lives of crore people of India, the opposite parties has strongly opposed this Indian rail budget 2015. More politicians have strongly objected this budget announcement. Kalaignar M. Karunanathi said that it is totally unacceptable while the Tamil Nadu ex-prime minister Selvi J. Jayalaitha has expressed her satisfaction over this new budget. She has pointed out that it is so good as there is no fare increase in this budget.

    Let's wait and see how fast the railway department implement as promised and how people will get benefited this year.


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    Comments

    Author: Ravinder Singh Jasrotia27 Feb 2015 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 4

    As per my view I am quite satisfied with this Rail Budget. The Railway Minister has tried to appease the common man.

    The announcement which would be beneficial for common man are:

    1. In order to avert any mis-happening, introduction of fire alert system in coaches.
    2. Cameras in ladies coaches.
    3. Four months advanced booking.
    4. Facility of wheel/roller chair for old persons and ill persons.
    5. No any hike in passenger fare.

    The things which I dislike in this Rail Budget are:

    1. No introduction of any new train.
    2. Hike in good trains fare which ultimately hike the inflation.

    In general, I would like to thanks to Railway Ministry and Central Government for this rail budget.

    Author: K Mohan02 Mar 2015 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

    What is the use of such budget, if that is not addressing the aspirations of the people since many years. The Railway budget is being hijacked by the concerned Ministers at the helm of affairs to their own state and benefit leaving the long standing demands to peril. In this budget the bifurcated Telangana and AP are the main losers without any sops. What is the use of this budget when new projects are not sanctioned and that too SCR is giving the lion share to the Nation. Down with this budget,

    Author: KVRR02 Mar 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

    The only aspect which I liked about the Railway Budget, 2015, is that no new trains are introduced. There are many pending projects now. So it is a sensible thing that the Railway Minister did. Many of the facilities he announced are already available but for a very few. Providing bio toilets is a good idea.
    The Indian Railways is one department which runs with more than 100% occupancy but yet makes crores of rupees loss every year. This is a point to be addressed immediately but there is no mention about it.
    The allocation of funds by the Central Government to the Railways is meager and it is to be seen how the minister is going to implement his programs without additional revenue. The intentions are good and how he is going to do them was not clearly mentioned. The facility of booking food online is good and the point remains is the quality of the food which is not good and hygienic.



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