Budget - Highlights
of Performance : 2007-08
digit growth in traffic earnings maintained in first nine months.
in passenger earnings 14%.
Expected growth in goods earnings 14%.
Traffic Revenues 16% higher than the previous year and 2% higher
than the Budget Estimates.
Ratio likely to improve from the budgeted 79.6 to 76.3 per cent
– best in last four decades.
on Capital – an all time high of 21 per cent.
Surplus before dividend expected to be a record Rs.25,000
Revenue expected at Rs. 18,416 cr and surplus after payment of dividend
expected at Rs.13,534 cr.
loading target: 850 million tones.
in Freight earnings to be Rs.52,700 cr;
Passenger earnings to be Rs.21,681 cr.
Traffic Receipts to be Rs.81,901 cr –
an increase of 12.6 per cent over RE.
surplus before Dividend to be Rs.24,783
cr after making an ad-hoc provision of nearly Rs.5000 cr for anticipated
recommendations of the VI Central Pay Commission.
Annual Plan of Rs.37,500 cr is the largest
ever Annual Plan so far.
areas include enhancement of high density network routes, improvement
and expansion of traffic facility and network, construction of flyovers,
bypasses and upgradation of goods-sheds.
Lines - Rs.1,730 cr, Gauge conversion - Rs.2,489 cr, Electrification
- Rs.626 cr, Metropolitan Transport Projects - Rs.650 cr.
renewal - Rs.3,600 cr, Bridges - Rs.
600 cr, Signal & Telecommunication works -Rs.1,520 cr, Road
over/under bridges - Rs. 700 cr and manning of unmanned level crossings
- Rs.600 cr.
amenities - Rs. 852 cr, the highest so far.
New Lines - 350 kms, Gauge conversion - 2,150 kms, Doubling - 1000
new Garib Raths to be introduced.
pairs of new trains.
of trains : 16 pairs.
in frequency : 11 pairs.
additional services in Mumbai suburban.
train from Anandpur Sahib and Patna Sahib to Gurudwara Sachkhand
Sahib during tercentenary function of Shri Guru Granth Sahib of
train between Pune and Delhi for Commonwealth Youth Games being
held in Pune from 12th-18th October this year.
of on-line coach indication display board; on-line train arrival
departure information board; on-line reservation availability information
of discharge-free green toilets in all 36,000 coaches in XI Plan
period at a cost of about Rs.4,000 cr.
design coaches for all Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains over next few
of LHB coaches with stainless steel bogies in Mail/Express trains.
citizen concession for women enhanced to 50% from existing 30%.
Monthly Seasonal Ticket to girl students up to graduation level
in place of 12th standard and for boys up to 12th
standard in place of 10th standard.
of queues at ticket counters targeted in two years.
booking on mobile phones; E-ticket
for waitlisted passengers.
in Unreserved Ticketing Systems counters to 15,000 and ATVMs to
in passenger fares
rupee discount per passenger for fares up to Rs.50 in non suburban
Second Class (ordinary and mail/express)
discount across the board for passenger fares beyond Rs.50 for all
non suburban Second Class (ordinary and mail/express).
in discount for travel in new design high capacity reserved coaches.
in fare – AC-I : 7%; and AC-II
: 4% (the reduction will be half for popular trains and during peak
reduction in freight rates for Petrol and Diesel.
reduction in freight rate of Fly-ash.
of Traditional Empty Flow direction incentive scheme
discount on entire traffic in place of incremental traffic booked
from goods shed.
in discount on incremental traffic booked from private sidings from
30% to 40%.
freight concession for traffic booked from other States for stations
in North Eastern States.
for loading fixed at 850 MT in 2008-09.
- Print prepared for High Density Network.
priority being given to port rail connectivity projects.
and dedicated iron ore routes to be upgraded/constructed.
on Eastern freight corridor from Ludhiana to Dankuni (Kolkata) and
Western freight corridor from Delhi to JNPT to start in 2008-09.
of Rolling Stock: All time high of 20,000 wagons, 250 diesel and
220 electric locomotives to be manufactured.
Wagon Leasing Policy and Wagon Investment Scheme formulated to increase
availability of wagons in the system.
for development of bulk and non-bulk goods terminals.
scheme to strengthen railway safety through various automatic devices
like anti-collision device etc.
accidents have reduced remarkably despite substantial increase in
gross traffic volumes.
resistant material to be used in coaches.
level crossings at busy sections to be manned on a fast track basis.
security plan drawn up through installation of CCTVs, metal detectors
backlog vacancies for SCs/STs filled up in special campaign
launched since 2004.
of candidates from SCs/STs/OBCs exceeded their respective quotas
in Group D appointments.
welfare cells to be opened at Railway Board and Zonal Railways.
time exercise of appointing Railway Porters as gangmen and to other
Group D posts.
Health Express to be run on a pilot basis at concessional fares
in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Foundation for providing medical
facilities to mother and child.
contribution to Staff Benefit Fund to be increased by ten times
from Rs.35 to Rs.350 for 2008-09.
Railway Central Hospital at Delhi to be made centrally air-conditioned.
divisional hospitals at Jaipur and Hubli to be upgraded to central
new divisional hospital at Ranchi and an OPD block at Integral Coach
Factory to be constructed.
who joined Railways from other agencies/PSUs etc and are eligible
for pensionary benefits, would now be eligible for post retirement
complimentary passes as per the norms being set.
2025 document aims at setting the roadmap for coming 17 years
– customer centric and market responsive strategic initiatives.
Technology Vision 2012 aims at radical changes in IT applications
on a common platform with focus on improvement in operational efficiency,
transparency in working ad better services to the customers.
Innovation Promotion Group at Apex Level.
Partnership schemes to be launched for attracting an investment
of Rs.1,00,000 cr over the next five
years for developing world class stations, rolling stock ad other
use of Railway land by Rail Land Development Authority to give a
boost to Railway Revenues.
new rail coach factory to be set up in Kerala.
new wagon re-construction unit to be set up at Garkha in Chapra
and development of Workshops at Jamalpur, Lilluah, Perambur and
over of Mokama and Muzaffarpur wagon factories.
up of a 1000 MW thermal power plant, a joint venture of Indian Rail
Bijli Company Ltd. with NTPC, at
Nabinagar District of Auragabad, Bihar.
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