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Rail Budget 2018 Live Update

Key Highlights

492 section of IR — running at a capacity of more than 100%; 228 running between 80-100%

Railway is a unique integrator of India: Suresh Prabhu

Operation 5 minutes to ensure that a passenger travelling unreserved can purchase a ticket within 5 minutes.

We will Increase track length by 20 per cent and passenger carrying capacity from 21 to 30 million: RM

Private agencies to be roped in for cleanliness drive: RM

To have partnership with private sector for last mile connectivity

Operating ratio proposed at 88.5%. Best ever in 9 years

8.5 lakh crore rupees to be invested in the railways in the next 5 years

Goal 1-Customer experience to receive a huge boost, Goal 2 – Safer Travel: Goal 3 -Modernize infrastructure; Goal 4- Indian Railways- Financially self-sustainable

Unreserved ticket purchase made simpler through smart phones; debit cards – OPN 5 Min

SMS alert on mobile, customer portal promoting digital India campaign

Surveillance cameras in select coaches and ladies compartments for women’s safety without compromising on privacy

SMS alert services for passengers to inform them about arrival and departure of trains.

Operation 5 minutes to ensure that a passenger travelling unreserved can purchase a ticket within 5 minutes.

17000 more toilets to be replaced by bio-toilets:

We will increase number of mechanised laundry, an All India 24-7 helpline number will become operational: Suresh Prabhu

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Last modified: January 23, 2018
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