Tuesday, 26 February 2013


  • No increase in passenger fares (Read)
  • Marginal increase in reservation charges, cancellation charges
  • Supplementary charges for superfast trains and tatkal booking
  • To launch 26 new passenger trains
  • To launch 67 express trains
  • 500-km new lines to be completed in 2013-14
  • Concessional fare for sportspersons

    • 5 per cent average increase in freight
    • Diesel price hike added Rs. 3,300 crore to fuel bill of Railways
    • Railways hopes to end 2013-14 with a balance of Rs. 12,506 crore
    • 5.2 per cent growth in passenger traffic expected in 2013-14
    • Railways’ freight loading traffic scaled down by 100 million tonnes from 1025 million tonnes because of economic slowdown
    • Railways to set up a Debt Service Fund
    • Rs. 3,000 crore loan from Finance Ministry re-paid with interest by Railways this financial year
    • New coach manufacturing and maintenance facilities to be set up in various places including Rae Bareli, Bhilwara, Sonepat, Kalahandi, Kolar, Palakkad and Pratapgarh
    • Five fellowships to be announced to motivate students
    • Centralised training institute to be set up in Secunderabad
    • Will provide better living conditions for Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel
    • Seek to fill 1.52 lakh vacancies in railways this year. 47,000 vacancies for weaker sections and physically challenged to be filled up soon
    • Target of Rs. 4,000 crore for railway production units in 2014 
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