" With 12,500 trains, railways move 23 million passengers every day; equivalent to moving Australia's population"
Diamond quadrilateral to be launched for high-speed trains; Rs.100 crore allocated for taking project forward

Trains on select routes to be speeded up to 160-200 km per hour

Ticketing to be further modernised to issue 7,200 tickets per minute

Land records need to be digitised for better utilisation; PPP mode to be explored for better management and revenue

Innovation Incubation Centre to be set up

4,000 women constables recruited in RPF to make travel in women's coaches safer

Pre-cooked ready-to-eat meals to be introduced

Food courts to be introduced at major stations to provide regional flavour; pilot project on New Delhi-Amritsar and New Delhi-Jammu Tawi routes

Forty percent increase in expenditure on cleanliness; CCTVs to monitor cleanliness at stations

Special train on teachings of Swami Vivekananda

Receipts in 2014-15 estimated at Rs.164,374 crore, expenditure at Rs.149,176 crore

Fare revision will bring in Rs.8,000 crore; need another Rs.9,000 crore for golden quadrilateral project

Backbone of supply chain of defence establishment

Carry one billion tonnes of freight every year

Decline in traffic growth in 2013-14

Would require Rs.5 lakh crores in 10 years for modernisation

Receipts in 2013-14 were Rs.139,550 crore; expenditure was Rs.130,321 crore

Spend 94 paise of every rupee earned, leaving a surplus of only 6 paise

With 12,500 trains, railways move 23 million passengers every day; equivalent to moving Australia's population

Target to become largest freight carrier in the world


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