Suresh Prabhu presents a ‘Sustainable’ Rail Budget


Prabhu's ventilator to revive Indian Rail from 'coma'

  • No new trains introduced in the Rail Budget
  • 1000MV Solar plants to be set-up by developers on railways and private land: Suresh Prabhu
  • Railways to celebrate the 100 years after Gandhi’s return from South Africa
  • Railway will foster and enhance tourism: Prabhu
  • Coastal connectivity programme will be launched this year: Suresh Prabhu
  • Encroachment on Railway land a serious issue, digitized mapping of land has been initiated to counter this: Suresh Prabhu
  • Prabhu thrusts on transparency, curbing out corruption
  • Prabhu focuses on Energy and Sustainability


  • We will monetize our assets rather than selling them: Suresh Prabhu.
  • Railway budget: 2015/16 planned budget at 1.11 trillion rupees
  • We propose to launch foreign Rail technology cooperation scheme: Suresh Prabhu
  • Process & procedures simplified to prevent delays; internal audit of Rly systemswill be carried out
  • Decentralise, deregulate and delegate to make freight business simpler: Suresh Prabhubudget_1
  • Railways’ technical modernisation programme will be called Kaayakalp’: Prabhu
  • 917 safety work projects to eliminate over 3,000 unmanned crossings in all states, says Prabhu
  • Audio-visual warnings at level crossings: Prabhu
  • To prevent fire in coaches,we’ll install train protection warning system and train collision avoiding system: Suresh Prabhu
  • Speedier Railway- 9 hi-speed corridors, high speed trains, Make in India opportunities
  • Feasibility report on High speed rail between Mumbai-Ahmedabad expected mid-year, says Prabhu
  • Speed will be increased, so Delhi-Kolkata journey can be done overnight, says Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu
  • To integrate banking system with our multilingual web portal: Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu
  • New bullet trains to run on existing tracks: Prabhu

  • State of the art perishable cargo center under completion for farmers

  • Railway connectivity for North Eastern State and J&K: Prabhu
  • Middle berth will now be reserved for women & senior citizens, says Suresh Prabhu
  • SMS alert service to be initiated to inform passengers about arrival & departure: Suresh Prabhu
  • MPs from Bangalore, Mumbai donated Rs. 1 cr and 1.5 cr from their MPLADS funds for railways amenities


  • Satellite Railway Terminals in major cities to avoid heavy traffic : Prabhu
  • We will introduce train sets saving 20% journey time: Prabhu
  • Stations will be developed and highlighted : Prabhu
  • Increasing number of days one can a book a ticket to 120 days which was previously 60 days to minimise touts: Prabhu
  • Will increase quota of lower berths for senior citizens: Suresh Prabhu
  • Facility of self operated lockers at stations & mobile phone charging facilities in general class coaches
  • 24 to 26 coaches in certain identified trains, more general class coaches, ladders to be replaced: Prabhu
  • WIFI have been made available at all A1 category stations
  • Online bookings for wheel chair for senior citizens: Prabhu
  • The facility of e-ticketing will help us to go paper less: Suresh Prabhu
  • Surveillance cameras on select mainline and ladies compartments
  • Passenger fares will not be increased: Suresh Prabhu
  • Integral customer care at the Railways: Prabhu
  • Railways would utilise Nirbhaya fund for augmenting safer travel, food can be ordered through IRCTC at time of booking tickets
  • All India 24 X 7 helpline 138 from 1/3/15 ; Toll free No.182 – for security complaints: Suresh Prabhu


  • Helpline, online bookings will be paid special heed to: Prabhu
  • We will Increase track length by 20 per cent and passenger carrying capacity from 21 to 30 million: Suresh Prabhu
  • Railway is your travelling home: Prabhu
  • 17,000 toilets to be installed keeping up with Clean India campaign: Prabhu
  • New Toilets will be introduced, Bio toilets will be installed
  • Railway to focus in 11 thrust areas: Railway Minister
  • Passenger fares will not be increased: Prabhu
  • 4 goals of Railway are: Customer service, greater safety, modernise infrastructure, financial self sustainability: Prabhu
  • Over 5 years we envisage a investment of Rs 8.5 lakh crore: Prabhu
  • Will partner with private sector to deliver last mile connectivity, will tap other sources too: Suresh Prabhu
  • Plan to increase annual passenger capacity to 30 million, says Prabhu
  • Suresh Prabhu: I am glad to inform we received 20,000 suggestions via social media
  • Will extend railways and modernise infrastructure:: Prabhu
  • Suresh Prabhu: We must restore the strength of Bhartiya Railway as the backbone of India
  • Railways carry a heavy burden of expectations: Suresh Prabhu
  • Suresh Prabhu: Railways will play a major role in the development of the country.
  • I thank PM Modi for infusing all Indians with a sense of pride and dream of prosperous nation: Suresh Prabhu
  • 12.10 pm : Suresh Prabhu presents the Rail Budget in the House


  • We will make sure that RAilway is financially viable: Railway Minister
  • ‘Make In India’ to be part of Budget: Sources
  • ‘Budget accha hoga,janta ka budget hoga’ : Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister
  • Suresh Prabhu will present the Budget at 12 noon
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  • Will fares be hiked or it will be a pocket friendly budget: Prabhu gears up for the answer in the Parliament
  • “Country will improve if railway is improved,” says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu before presenting the Rail Bdget of 2015