Search All Highlights of Railway Budget 2016

Union Cabinet Minister Mr Suresh Prabhu focused a very realistic rail budget 2016 without hiking passenger fare.  The budget has given more attention to small but important aspects of passenger amenities.Every year the people of odisha search for a better rail budget.but every time odisha is neglected by central government.This time there is lots of construction work in railway infrastructure in odisha . so all the important highlights of rail budget of odisha as well as all over India.

Search All Highlights of Railway budget 2016 For Odisha state

In Railway budget 2016 there are 3 dedicated freight corridors declared out of which 2 will pass through Odisha, viz; East-West Corridor from Khadagpur (KGP) to Mumbai via Rourkela – Jharsuguda – Brajarajnagar, and East Coast corridor from Khadagpur (KGP) to Vijaywada (BZA) passing through Balasore – Cuttack – Bhubaneshwar – Berhampur.

Budget allocation for under construction rail projects in odisha:

  • Khurda – Balangir (289 Km)  240Cr
  • Talcher – Bimlagarh (154 Km)  150 Cr
  • Angul – Sukinda (98.7 Km)  150 Cr
  • Haridaspur – Paradeep (82 Km)  200 Cr

Budget allocation for doubling of lines:

  • Sambalpur – Titlagarh (182.11 Km)  419 Cr
  • Sambalpur – Talcher (174.11 Km)  220 Cr
  • Bansapani – Jajpur (182.11 Km)  241 Cr

Budget allocation for third line:

  • Vijayanagarm – Sambalpur 225 Cr
  • Jagdalpur – Koraput 120 Cr
  • Bhadrak – Nirgundi 135 Cr

Budget (token) allocation for new lines approved:

  • Jeypore – Malkangiri (130 Km)  1 Cr
  • Jeypore – Nabrangpur (38 Km)  1 Cr

New lines approved without budgetary allocation:

  • Berhampur – Sambalpur (270 Km)
  • Junagad – Ambaguda Via Nabarangpur (17.5 Km)
  • Bandamunda – Rourkela (9.3 Km)
  • Bansapani – Badbil (17.05 Km)
  • Barsuan – Bansapani/ Nayagad (52 Km)
  • Narayangad – Bhadrak third line (155 Km)

Key highlights of the Railway Budget 2016:

1. Railways to get Rs 40,000 crore budgetary support from the government.

2. There will be no hike in passenger fares this year.

3. All the unmanned level crossings will be eliminated by 2020.

4. 17,000 bio­toilets and additional toilets in 475 stations to be installed in order to promote Swachh Bharat Mission.

5. Quota for senior citizens for lower berths in each coach to be increased by 50% thereby adding nearly 120 lower berths per train for then.

6. 33% reservation to women in reserved quota in Railways will be introduced.

7. Wi-­Fi to be installed in 100 stations this year and 400 stations next year, in partnership with Google.

8. All the major stations to be brought under CCTV surveillance.

9. IRCTC to manage catering service. Local cuisine of choice will be available for passengers. Reservation for backward classes ­ SC and ST and women in catering.

10. Cleaning of toilets by requests through SMS. Disabled enabled toilet in 11 Class-A stations this year.

11. Capacity of e-­ticketing system to be enhanced from 2,000 tickets/min to 7,200/min.

12. Deen Dayal coaches to be added for long distance trains for unreserved passengers. These coaches will provide potable water and higher number of mobile charging points.

13. GPS-­based digital display in coaches for showing upcoming stations.

14. Ticket cancellation facility to be provided through helpline number 139.

15. Bar­-coded tickets to be available on pilot basis which will tackle menace of ticketless travel.

16. Menu for their children, baby food, baby boards to be made available for ease travelling of mothers.

17. 1,780 automatic ticket vending machines to be added to railway stations.

18. Braille enabled train wagons to be implemented for specially abled people.

19. 1,600 km of electrification this year and 2,000 km proposed for the next year.

20. India's first railway auto hub in Chennai to be launched soon.

21. More dedicated freight corridors to accommodate the increased demand in freight transport.

22. High­end technology for safety will be implemented.

23. Three direct services - fully air-conditioned Humsafer to travel at 130-km per hour.

24. E-booking of tickets on concessional passes for journalists introduced.

25. Ajmer, Amritsar, Gaya, Mathura, Nanded, Nashik, Puri, Tirupati, Varanasi, Nagapattinam and other pilgrim stations to be beautified.

26. Porters not to be called 'coolies' but be called 'sahayaks' now; will be trained in soft skills.

27. Aastha Circuit Trains to connect important Pilgrim Centers.

28. Propose to invite FM radio stations to provide train borne entertainment via PA systems.

New projects to be implemented this year:

1. Overnight double-decker train Uday Express to be introduced on busiest routes, carrying capacity to be 40 per cent more, says Prabhu.

2. North­east India, especially Mizoram and Manipur to be connected though broad gauge.

3. Special purpose vehicle for the Ahmedabad-­Mumbai high speed corridor registered this month.

4. Broad Gauge Lumding­-Silchar section in Assam, connecting Barak Valley with rest of country.