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New Delhi, 26th Feb (IANS): The following are the highlights of the Railway Budget for 2015-16 presented by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in the Lok Sabha on Thursday: * No hike in passenger fares * Speed of trains running at 110-130 kmph to be increased to 160-200 kmph * Over 17,00 toilets on trains already replaced, another 17,000 to be replaced * Toilets at stations need improvement; 650 additional toilets to be created in addition to 120 last year * New department to keep stations clean * Railways to Work on 'Swachh Rail - Swachh Bharat’ * Defence travel system developed to eliminate system warrants * SMS alerts to be introduced * Paperless ticketing system to be developed * Wi-Fi facility to be extended to category B stations * Suburban network in Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai to be augmented * Announcement on new trains/frequencies to be made during current parliament session * 10 cities identified for creating fully-functional satellite terminals to reduce congestion * All newly-manufactured coaches to be braille-enabled * Online booking for wheel chairs to be enabled * Over 20,000 suggestions received on improving facilities * Railways proposes to install Train Protection Warning System and Train Collision Avoidance System on select routes at the earliest * During 2015-16, 970 ROBs/RUBs and other safety-related works to eliminate 3,438 level crossings at an expense of Rs.
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New Delhi, 26th Feb (IANS): Keeping passenger fares unchanged, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways Thursday, promising to balance passenger needs and long-term interests of the organisation to benchmark it globally on quality, safety and reach.
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Bhopal, 25th Feb (IANS): Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, who has been named an accused in the Vyapam recruitment scam, has sought appointment with President Pranab Mukherjee.
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New Delhi, 25th Feb (IANS): The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notices to the central and the state governments on steps being taken to deal with swine flu even as union Health Minister J.
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New Delhi, 25th Feb (IANS): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is set to present his maiden budget for the department Thursday amid expectations of a clear roadmap to re-energise one of the largest railroad networks in the world that's been floundering in recent decades due to a mix of political populism, lack of vision and funds crunch.
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