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Mamata presents Rail Budget 2010

india Updated: Feb 24, 2010 15:06 IST

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Railway Budget 2010: Highlights


Mamata Banerjee tables Rail Budget in Lok Sabha


Social responsibility top consideration of railways


Railway connectivity is key to India's growth


Delayed administration and prosecution should be addressed


Railway to come up with 10-year plan 'Vision 2020'


Special task force to clear business proposals in 100 days


It's time for public-pvt partnership in Railways. Business firms must join Railways, we won't privatise railways.


Mamata proposes 1000 km of new railway lines each year


117 of 120 new trains for current fiscal to be flagged off.


Railway plans to raise 10000-20000 crore rupees in 2010-2011.


Rail Budget promises new model to develop network


Railway promises cleanliness ad better amenities on train


Railway offers sops for women, minorities, senior citizens


Mamata proposes multilayer parking and cheap drinking water


6 bottling plants to supply water to Railways


Railway plans e-ticketing vans at hospitals and universities


Railway proposes new signalling system


Railway offers special safety for passengers


Railway provides special facilities for ex-servicemen and sportsmen


Railways plans to achieve no unmanned Railway crossing in next five years


Special trains for Delhi during Commonwealth Games


No hike in freight tariff


Railway to set up 5 sports academies


New housing scheme for senior citizens


Railway to set up sports academies at Delhi, Secunderabad, Chennai


New housing scheme for employees


Law and order is not Railway but state concern


Railway to set up Tagore museums


New anti-collission devices to be formed


Railway research centre at Kharagpur


5 new coach factories to be set up


54 new trains in 2010-2011


101 new suburban trains for Mumbai


10 more Duranto trains


AC service charge cut to Rs 20 from Rs 40


Cut freight rates on food grains and kerosene by Rs 100 per wagon


More tourist trains on 16 routes


Proposal to extend routes of 21 trains


No forceful land acquisition for Railway


Diesel plant for Bengal if land is available


Railway to set up 10 auto ancilliary hubs under PPP model


To set up more freight corridors


To set up dedicated passenger corridors


Railway benefitted from austerity measures


To ink western corridor pact with Japanese company


Railway to spend 113 cr for better passenger amenities


Coach factory in Rae Bareilly in a year.

Door to door service for freight


Rs 1032 to be provided for Railway amenities


Perambadur and Chittaranjan plants to be upgraded


Despite slowdown, freight load up


National high speed rail authority to be set up


Job for one member of family whose land is taken


Development, remodelling of Kolkata Metro station a priority.


In 150 years, India has averaged 180 kml line in a year


Railway to have master plan for Northern Railway region


No increase in passenger fares

2010/11 PROJECTIONS
* Plan outlay set at 414.26 billion rupees ($9 billion)
* Freight target set at 944 million tonnes

FUNDING
* Indian Railways Finance Corp (IRFC) to borrow 91.2 billion rupees ($1.97 billion) from the market in 2010/11
* Aims to increase earnings from non-core activities to 10 billion rupees from 1.5 billion rupees.

EXPANSION
* To introduce dedicated passenger corridor

NEW MEASURES
* To set up 10 auto, auto-ancillary hubs across India
* To introduce pilot project for fire detection
* To construct more underpasses for safety

Full coverage of Budget 2010