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Highlights of 2010-11 Railway Budget

New Delhi, Feb 24 : Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday presented the railway budget in the Parliament.

Highlights of the Budget are

Plan to raise Rs 10,000-20,000 crore in the next one year

For cheap drinking water, plan to start six bottling plants

To earn revenues, Railways need to set up a business model

Larger section of population to get connectivity over next five years

Targeting 1000 km new tracks every year

Policies to be made easy, investor-friendly

Special Task Force to clear proposals for investments in 100 days

Focus on medium term goals, planning and funds

Our objective is to unite the country through rail connectivity

Social responsibility priority in my railway budget

Time to build partnership with private players

Rail exams to be held in regional languages

Concession for women and minority communities

Ten per cent of Budget for modernisation of tracks

Ministry needs Rs 14 lakh crore for vision 2020

E-ticketing mobile vans at hospitals, universities

Share Anti-collusion devices to be added to zonal Railways

Share 100-day window for investment clearance

Share Multi-layer parking at stations

Women RPF to be raised

Housing scheme for 14 lakh Rail employees

Sports academies to be set up in five cities

No hike in railway freight rates

Special trains for Commonwealth Games

Out of 120 new trains, 117 to be launched by March 31

Ex-servicemen for railway security

Five new coach factories to be set up

Railway research center in Kharagpur

Design testing unit to be set up in Bangalore

Railways to start work on Rae Bareilly coach factory in the next one year

Service Charge on AC class cut to Rs 20 as against Rs 40 earlier

Service charge on sleeper class reduced to Rs 10

101 new suburban trains in Mumbai

Railways to set up multi-functional hospitals

Houses for all Railways employees in the next 10 years

Railways have earned net profit of Rs 1,328 crore

To set up more freight corridors

Private operators can run special freight trains

Dividend to state exchequer Rs 6608 crore in 2011

Ten more Duranto trains announced

Share Golden Rail Corridor project announced

Share No forceful land acquisition by Railways

Railways saved Rs 2,000 crore from austerity drive

Perambur, Chittaranjan plants to be upgraded

No forcible acquisition of land for freight corridor project

To sign agreement with Japanese company for Western Freight Corridor

Freight on food grain, kerosene cut by Rs 100 per wagon

Railways to set up Rabindra Museum in Howrah and Geetanjali Museum in Bolpur both in West Bengal to commemorate Rabindranath Tagore”s 125th birth anniversary

Chittaranjan Locomotive Works capacity to be augmented from 200 to 275 engines a year.

Wagon Repair Shop to be set up in Badnera near Amravati in Maharashtra

Integral Coach Factory in Chennai to be modernised and a new unit to be set up there

If land is available, Railways willing to set up a Diesel Multiple Unit factory in West Bengal

High-speed dedicated passenger corridors to be constructed; National High Speed Rail Authority to be set up.

Revenue from non-core business of Railways to go up from Rs 150 crore to Rs 1,000 crore

Allocation for construction of new lines increased from Rs 2848 crore to Rs 4411 crore

Rs 1,302 crore provided for passenger amenities in the 2010-11 railway budget against Rs 923 crore last year

Railways to develop ten automobile hubs

Funding for all metro projects raised by 55 per cent

To start rail link to Bangladesh

Kashmir role link to be extended to Sopore

Railways to have master plan for North Eastern region

New Express train between Ahmedabad-Udhampur

Extension of Kolkata Metro on priority

Railways spending seen at Rs 87100 crore in 2011

Achieve 1000 km electrification in 2011

54 new trains this year

Karmabhoomi special trains for those travelling on work

Matribhoomi special trains for women

Bharatpeeth train in the name of Rabindranath Tagore will travel to 16 destinations across India

Railways spending seen at Rs 87100 crore in 2011

Relief for cancer patients in sleeper class

1st track to connect Port Blair to Diglipur.

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