Railway Budget 2015: Suresh Prabhu unveils key goals, drivers

Presenting his maiden Rail Budget for the financial year 2015-16, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday unveiled the key goals and drivers he has set for the railways in the coming years.

BT Online Bureau        Last Updated: February 26, 2015  | 12:44 IST
Rail Budget 2015: Prabhu unveils key goals, drivers
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Presenting his maiden Rail Budget for the financial year 2015-16, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday unveiled the key goals and drivers he has set for the railways in the coming years.

FOUR GOALS:

 

  1. Deliver a sustained and measurable improvement in customer experience
  2. Make rail a safer means of travel
  3. Expand Bharatiya Rail's capacity substantially and modernise infrastructure
  4. Make the Railways financially self-sustainable

FIVE DRIVERS:

 

 

  1. Adopting a medium-term perspective
  2. Building partnerships
  3. Leveraging additional resources
  4. Revamping management practices, systems and processes and re-tooling of human resources
  5. Setting standards for governance and transparency

The minister promised to balance the needs of passengers with the long-term interests of the world's fourth largest rail network, so that it can be benchmarked globally on quality, safety and reach.

 

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