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Mamata presents Rail Budget 2010

AC service charge cut to Rs 20 from Rs 40No hike in freight tariff54 new trains from 2011 No increase in passenger fares.117 trains will be flagged off in 7 months 101 new suburban trains for Mumbai 10 more Duranto trains New housing scheme for employeesFull text of Mamata Banerjee's budget speech

india Updated: Feb 24, 2010 15:06 IST

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

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

* 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.

* To introduce dedicated passenger corridor

* 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