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Railway Budget 2015-16
Railway passenger fares remain unchanged

The Railway minister said the government is working on a five-year plan to transform Railways and its focus is to make Railways financially independent. Railway Budget highlights

 
 
Presenting his maiden Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament, Prabhu also announced a dedicated toll-free number, 182, for receiving any security-related complaints.
"Depending on the response from our customers, the facility will be extended to cover more trains," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said in his Budget speech.
The Rail Budget promises nine more high-speed trains, faster speed of existing trains, Wi-Fi in 400 stations and user-friendly ladders to mount upper berths.
While presenting Rail Budget for FY16, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said fast tracking would be the highest priority of the government.
 
 
Presenting the Budget in the Lok Sabha, he said the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Delhi has been approached for designing bed linen.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu proposed setting up of an 'environment directorate' in the railway board to give increased focus on environment management.
Besides, the other financial firm under Indian Railway Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) plans to raise Rs 379 crore through market borrowing.
However, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said there would be no increase in passenger rail fares.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented the Railway Budget for the 2015-16 financial year in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Here's the full text of his speech -