Railway Budget 2013 – 2014 Highlights & Key Features

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has presented the Rail Budget for the year 2013-2014,in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Tuesday. A  number of new policies and featured are proposed in the new Rail Budget.There has been a marginal hike in the Passenger fares as per the new budget. New 67 Express Trains, 27 Passenger Trains, 5 MEMU & 8 DEMU Trains have been introduced by Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal in the New Rail Budget for the year 2013-2014. Have a look on the Highlights & Key Features of Railway Budget 2013-14. railway budget 2013-14

Rail Budget 2013 – 2014 Highlights & Key Features

  • MEMU manufacturing facility at Bhilwara, Coach making factory in Sonepat, Workshop at Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.
  • New train Azadi Express to places linked with the freedom struggle to be introduced, fares to be concessional.
  • Food testing labs for food in railways. ISO certification for all rail kitchen.
  • Identification of 104 stations for upgradation in places with more than one million population and of religious significance.
  • Internet booking hours to be increased from 12.30 am to 11.30 pm.
  • E-ticketing through mobile phones.
  • Marginal hike in freight fares, no hike in passenger fares .
  • 1.2 lakh vacancies to be filled this year .
  • Concessional travel for sports persons, parents of posthumously decorated soldiers.
  • Freedom fighters now will need to renew railway passes once in three years.
  • Gallantry medal winners’ parents to get complimentary travel passes on railways.
  • Superfast charges and Tatkal fees to be hiked.
  • 67 new Express trains, 27 Passenger trains, 5 MEMU & 8 DEMU trains to be introduced.
  • Railways to set up a Debt Service Fund.
  • Railways set to enter 1 billion ton freight club of China, Russia and US.
  • Toll free number – 1800111321 – to provide info.
  • Arunachal Pradesh brought under railway connectivity.
  • Common rail-bus ticket to be introduced for Katra-Vaishnodevi pilgrims.
  • Use of Aadhaar card by Railways to render user friendly services.
  • Special coaches called ‘Anubhuti’ with luxurious services in select trains.
  • More RPF guards, ladies specials in metros and helplines to be implemented.
  • Railways to provide free Wi-Fi on selected trains.

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