Thursday, February 26, 2015



• No hike in passenger fares in the Railway Budget 2015-16 presented by Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu in Lok Sabha.
• Investment in Railways to be over 8 lakh 56 thousand crore rupees by 2019.
• Over 66 hundred kms of tracks to be electrified.
• Professional agencies to be engaged for cleanliness as part of "Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat" campaign.
• Nirbhya fund ao be used for women safety. Surveillance cameras to be provided on pilot basis.
• Railway Helpline number 138 to be functional 24x7.
• More general class coaches to be added in identified trains; More AC EMU services for Mumba suburban section.
• North Eastern state Meghalaya brought into Indian Railway's map.
• 200 more stations to come up Adarsh stations and Wi Fi at B category stations proposed.
• More job opportunities by upgrading the manufacturing capability.
• Enforcement Directorate attaches 225 crore rupees assets of YSR Congress leader Jagan Mohan Reddy and others.
• Two more persons arrested in Corporate espionage case.
• In World Cup Cricket: Afghanistan beat Scotland in a closely contested match.