Railway Budget 2013-14 highlights

BT Online Bureau        Last Updated: February 27, 2013  | 09:39 IST

Highlight68:Freight hike to flare up inflation, say experts on Headlines Today.#

Highlight67:500 kms of new line for 2013-14, will convert 450 kms of metre gauge to broad gauge.#

Highlight66:72 new local trains in Mumbai, 18 in Kolkata.#

Highlight65:26 new passenger trains to be introduced.#

Highlight64:22 rail line connectivity announced.#

Highlight63:Modest fare hike of 5-6 per cent in 10 years.#

Highlight62:67 new express trains to be introduced.#

Highlight61:Proposed hike in Tatkal reservation charges and ticket cancellation charges.#

Highlight60:Operating ratio is expected to improve to 87.5% in the next fiscal.#

Highlight59:Indian Railways' new complaint No: 1800-111-321.#

Highlight58:New EMUs to be introduced in suburban Mumbai.#

Highlight57:2014 investment seen at Rs 63360 cr.#

Highlight56:5 per cent hike in freight charges.#

Highlight55:No passenger fare hike proposed.#

Highlight54:Target of 1,047 million tonne freight traffic in 2013-14.#

Highlight53:Gross traffic receipts to be Rs 18,062 crore in 2012-13.#

Highlight52:Indian Railways to set up electromotive unit in joint venture with BHEL.#

Highlight51:Employees' training institute at Secunderabad.#

Highlight49:Scaled down FY 13 freight traffic target due to global slowdown.#

Highlight48:Freight earnings growth lower than estimated.#

Highlight47:Railways to set up new debt servicing fund to meet liabilities.#

Highlight46:Fund balances of railway to be 30,000 crore by the end of 12th plan.#

Highlight45:Passenger earning target proposed at Rs 32,500 crore.#

Highlight44:First time in 25 years railway did not ask for supplementary grant.#

Highlight43:Railways to fill up 1.52 lakh vacancies.#

Highlight42:Locomotive cabs to be air-conditioned.#

Highlight41:Railways to invest Rs 800 crore for improving iron ore mines connectivity.#

Highlight40:Railways plans 75MW wind power generation.#

Highlight39:Complimentary card pass for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardees.#

Highlight38:12th plan internal resource target of 1.6 times 11th plan a tall task.#

Highlight37:Railways to set up six more Rail Neer bottling plants.#

Highlight36:Number of passenger trains increased.#

Highlight35:12th plan railway size to be Rs 5.19 lakh crore with gross budgetary support of Rs 1.94 lakh crore.#

Highlight34:To spend Rs 300 cr for staff quarters.#

Highlight33:Freedom fighters card renewal extended to 3 years.#

Highlight32:Complimentary card passes for national awardees.#

Highlight31:Indian Railways to harness solar power for its energy uses.#

Highlight30:Modern signalling equipment at Chandigarh through PPP.#

Highlight29:Multidisciplinary institutive in Nagpur for imparting rail technology education.#

Highlight28:Executive lounges planned in Bilaspur and Nagpur.#

Highlight27:Rail and bus tickets to be tied up with Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.#

Highlight26:Railways plans 500 km of new rail lines in 2013-14.#

Highlight25:Trying to connect Manipur through Railways.#

Highlight24:New maintenance workshop at Kalahandi.#

Highlight23:To enter 1 billion tonnes freight carrying club.#

Highlight22:Have spent Rs 100 crore on upgrading 3 Delhi stations.#

Highlight21:Need paradigm shift in tariff and freight policy.#

Highlight20:Plan third party auditing for catering.#

Highlight19:Coaches to be made wheel chair friendly.#

Highlight18:Azadi express to enbale youth to travel to places related with freedom movement.#

Highlight17: Aadhar to be used for booking tickets and for railway services.#

Highlight16: 12th Plan railway size to be Rs 5.19 lakh crore.#

Highlight15: Elimination of 10,700 unmanned level crossings.#

Highlight14: Railways plan Rs 2,000 crore fund for land and station development.#

Highlight13: Aim to eliminate 31,846 level crossings.#

Highlight12:Anubhiti coaches to be introduced with excellent tech-driven amenities.#

Highlight11:More coaches for women, better security.#

Highlight10:Progressive extension of bio toilets on trains.#

Highlight9:'Committed to bring about marked change in passenger amenties.'#

Highlight8:''Facing steep hike in input costs'.'#

Highlight7:Will work towards a zero per cent accident rate.#

Highlight6:Big challenges is scarcity of resources for railways.#

Highlight5:Meeting shortfall of Rs 95,000 cr needs major shift.#

Highlight4:Several projects are not getting enough funding.#

Highlight3:Trains are catalyst in Indian growth story.#

Highlight2:Railways annual loss stands at Rs 27,000 cr.#

Highlight1:Pawan Kumar Bansal begins Rail Budget speech in Lok Sabha.#

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