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Railway Budget
Rail Budget 2014-15: More than 50 new trains announced; private sector to play role in rail
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA govt presented its first rail budget today in the Parliament. The railways minister Sadanand Gowda unveiled the strategy of his govt regarding bringing the derailed Indian railways back on track.

The rail minister announce more than 50 new trains in his budget. He announced bullet train to run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad soon. Railways minister also signalled entry of private players in the railways system in different areas. Here's the summary of the rail budget.

  • New trains: 5 Jansadharan, 5 Premium, 27 express trains, 8 passengers trains to be started.

Here's the full list of new trains:

Jansadharan Trains

i) Ahmedabad-Darbhanga Jansadharan Express via Surat

Ii Jaynagar-Mumbai Jansadharan Express

ii) Mumbai-Gorakhpur Jansadharan Express

iv) Saharasa-Anand Vihar Jansadharan Express via Motihari

v) Saharasa-Amritsar Jansadharan Express

Premium Trains

i) Mumbai Central-New Delhi Premium AC Express

ii) Shalimar-Chennai Premium AC Express

iii) Secunderabad-­ Hazrat Nizamuddin Premium AC Express

iv) Jaipur-Madurai Premium Express

v) Kamakhya-Bengaluru Premium Express

AC Express Trains

i) Vijayawada­NewDelhiAPExpress(Daily)

ii) LokmanyaTilak(T)-Lucknow(Weekly)

iii) Nagpur-Pune(Weekly)

iv) Nagpur-Amritsar(Weekly)

v) Naharlagun-NewDelhi(Weekly)

vi) Nizamuddin-Pune(Weekly)

Express Trains

i) Ahmedabad-Patna Express(Weekly)via Varanasi

ii) Ahmedabad­ Chennai Express(Bi­weekly)via Vasai Road

iii) Bengaluru -Mangalore Express(Daily)

iv) Bengaluru -Shimoga Express(Bi­weekly)

v) Bandra(T)-Jaipur Express(Weekly)Via Nagda,Kota

vi) Bidar-Mumbai Express(Weekly)

vii) Chhapra-Lucknow Express (Tri­ weekly)viaBallia,Ghazipur,Varanasi

viii) Ferozpur-Chandigarh Express(6 days a week)

ix) Guwahati-Naharlagun Intercity Express(Daily)

x) Guwahati-Murkongselek Intercity Express(Daily)

xi) Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar Express(Weekly)

xii) Hapa-Bilaspur Express(Weekly)via Nagpur

xiii) Hazur Saheb Nanded-Bikaner Express(Weekly)

xiv) Indore-Jammu Tawi Express(Weekly)

xv) Kamakhya-Katra Express(Weekly)via Darbhanga

xvi) Kanpur-Jammu Tawi Express(Bi­weekly)

xvii) Lokmanya Tilak(T)-Azamgarh Express(Weekly)

xviii) Mumbai_Kazipeth Express(Weekly)via Balharshah

xix) Mumbai-Palitana Express(Weekly)

xx) New Delhi ­Bhatinda Shatabdi Express(Bi­weekly)

xxi) New Delhi-Varanasi Express(Daily)

xxii) Paradeep-Howrah Express(Weekly)

xxiii) Paradeep-Visakhapatnam Express(Weekly)

xxiv) Rajkot-Rewa Express(Weekly)

xxv) Ramnagar-Agra Express(Weekly)

xxvi) Tatanagar Baiyyappanahali (Bengaluru) Express(Weekly)

xxvii) Visakhapatnam-Chennai Express(Weekly)

Passenger Trains

i) Bikaner-Rewari Passenger(Daily)

ii) Dharwad-Dandeli Passenger(Daily)via Alnavar

iii) Gorakhpur-Nautanwa Passenger(Daily)

iv) Guwahati-Mendipathar Passenger(Daily)

v) Hatia-Rourkela Passenger

vi) Byndoor-Kasaragod Passenger(Daily)

vii) Rangapara North-Rangiya Passenger(Daily)

viii) Yesvantpur-Tumkur Passenger(Daily)

MEMU services

i) Bengaluru -Ramanagaram 6 days a week(3Pairs)

ii) Palwal-Delhi-Aligarh

DEMU services

i) Bengaluru -Neelmangala (Daily)

ii) Chhapra-Manduadih (6days a week)via Ballia

iii) Baramula-Banihal (Daily)

iv) Sambalpur-Rourkela (6 days a week)

v) Yesvantpur ­Hosur (6 days a week)

Extension of run of existing trains

i) 22409/22410 Anand Vihar Sasaram Garib Rath Express to Gaya

ii) 12455/12456 Delhi Sarai Rohilla Sriganganagar Express to Bikaner

iii) 15231/15232 Gondia Muzaffarpur Express to Barauni

iv) 12001/12002 New Delhi Bhopal Shatabdi Express to Habibganj

v) 54602 Ludhiana-Hissar Passenger to Sadulpur

vi) 55007/55008 Sonpur-Kaptanganj Passenger to Gorakhpur

vii) 55072/55073 Gorakhpur-Thawe Passenger to Siwan

viii) 63237/63238Buxar-Mughalsarai MEMU to Varanasi

ix) 63208/63211 Jhajha-Patna MEMU to Jasidih

x) 64221/64222 Lucknow Hardoi MEMU to Shahjahanpur

xi) 68002/68007 Howrah-Belda MEMU to Jaleswar

  • 64 news EMU's for Mumbaikers. 
  • Northeastern region to get 54% more funding in this budget.  23 projects underway in NE.
  • Govt announced to lay down double track on various routes.
  • Connecting ports across the nation to the railways is govt's priority. 
  • Railways to encourages corporates to adopt railways stations.
  • Facility of online booking of retiring rooms at the stations to be introduced.
  • To provide clean drinking water RO system will be set up in trains and on platforms.
  • On the roof tops of platforms solar panels to be set up to generate electricity.
  • Railways to introduce special milk transportation wagons.
  • Introduction of wake-up calls, updates, wi-fi at select stations and trains for the passengers.
  • There will be railways university.
  • Bullet trains to be run soon. First on Mumbai -Ahmedabad route. High speed trains to be run to connect major metros like Delhi-Agra, Delhi -Chandigarh.
  • Rail minister allocated 40% more budget for cleanliness of rail coaches, platforms. He promises better toilet facilities in the trains, preferably bio-toilets. 
  • E-ticketing system will now book 7,200 ticket/ minute.
  • Passengers can now avail unreserved and platform ticket through Internet
  • 4000 new RPF women constables to be recruited
  • Ready to eat food of known brands to be provided to the passengers. Passenger can order for their food through SMS
  • Battery operated vehicles, in partnership with private sector, for disabled, senior citizens to take them from one to another platform.
  • There is an estimate of 2% increase in passenger traffic in 2014-15 and and a revenue of Rs 44, 645 cr is expected from this.
  • Railways needs to arrange more resources through PPP.

  • Says, due to non-hike in passenger fares the railways development has suffered badly. thus, hints toward regular hike in fare in coming days.

  • Expressed his gratitudes toward the PM Narendra Modi for giving him the responsibility of the railways.

  • Rail minister starts presenting his rail budget before the parliament.

  • Gowda and his junior minister Manoj Sinha posed for the photographers and the TV crew at the Parliament with his traditional briefcase.

  • Railways minister Sadanand Gowda has reached the Parliament to present his maiden budget.

  • Gowda has tweeted, "Going to present my maiden budget as a @RailMinIndia minister today. Hope we are able to meet public expectations."

Going to present my maiden budget as a @RailMinIndia minister today. Hope we are able to meet public expectations.
— Sadananda Gowda (@DVSBJP) July 8, 2014

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