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Citizen Suggestions on MyGov and Actual Rail Budget Proposals

27 Feb 2015

Rail Budget

MyGov brings to you some noteworthy ideas suggested by citizens over the last few months to “Indian Railways” group and which are also reflected in key commitments presented in the Railway Budget of 2015 presented on 26th February 2015 by Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhu.

Suggestion #1: Swachh Rail
“SWACHH INDIAN RAILWAYS – we should ensure that the existing coaches are maintained and cleaned to have a feel good experience for the travellers”

Government’s Budget Proposal

“We want to make Swachh Rail the driving force behind this Government’s flagship programme – Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Hence, we now work on-Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat.”

Suggestion #2: Vacuum Toilets and Bio-Toilets for Railways
“We can have bio- toilets and the waste can be disposed off at designated stations only having facility to dispose-off the waste. “

Government’s Budget Proposal
“Bio-toilets are being fitted in coaches. So far we have replaced the existing toilets with 17,388 bio toilets. This year we intend to replace another 17,000 toilets. Research, Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) has also been tasked with making available within a period of six months a design for vacuum toilets.”

Suggestion #3: Strengthening Research and Development
“Why can’t we have a “Research & Development” team in various railways zone and department who will work on various new ideas, innovations to improve our current services, infrastructure and technologies.”

Government’s Budget Proposal

“We need to invest in fundamental and applied research for seeking solutions to rail-specific issues. We intend to set up a technology portal to invite innovative technological solutions.”

Suggestion #4: Concessional e-tickets for differently-abled travellers
“Include disabled persons concession link in e-ticket website IRCTC.CO.IN to avoid physical hassles”

Government’s Budget Proposal

“For the differently-abled travellers, a special initiative is being launched whereby they can purchase concessional etickets after one-time registration”

Suggestion #5: Online payment for food
“Food payments should be allowed online like Rajdhani to curb corruption in pantry services. “

Government’s Budget Proposal

“Food can be ordered through the IRCTC website at the time of booking of tickets”

Suggestion #6:Working with private food chains

“Private companies can be roped in to provide food and other facilities”

Government’s Budget Proposal

We are working to integrate the best food chains in our country into this project. Depending on the response from our customers, the facility will be extended to cover more trains.

Suggestion #7: Digital Display Network

“Install Digital Display inside the every compartment, which can show at least the train speed, station name”

Government’s Budget Proposal

“A centrally managed Railway Display Network is expected to be introduced in over 2,000 stations over the next two years which will aid in providing information on train arrival/departure, reservations, general and emergency messages and also any other information of interest to citizens. This facility will promote “Digital India Campaign” and also unlock huge advertising revenue potential.”

Suggestion #8: Adarsh Railway Station and involvement of MPs and MLAs

“All MLAs, MPs should adopt 1 railway station as adarsh railway station.”

Government’s Budget Proposal

“So far, 1052 stations have been identified for upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Station under Adarsh station scheme….”

“..request all MPs to use part of their MPLAD funds in improving facilities at Railway stations.”

Suggestion #9: Consulting ISRO for Railway Safety and monitoring

” ISRO scientist can make a low level satellite with full package & service solution, to monitor send signal about rail traffic routes, climatic condition, with satellite mobile tower networking”

Government’s Budget Proposal

“In the short term, RDSO has been asked to develop a suitable device with reliable power supply system based on theft-proof panels/batteries in consultation with Indian Space Research Organization, using geo-spatial technology for providing audio-visual warning to road users at unmanned level crossings.”

Suggestion #10: Railway Safety with Railway Over Bridges and Railway Under Bridges

“Talking of construction of Railway Over Bridges (ROBs) and Railway Under Bridges (RUBs) at the Railway Unmanned / Manned Railway Level Crossings in the country.”

Government’s Budget Proposal
“Keeping in view the critical need to facilitate the construction of ROB/RUB’s, a web based application has been commissioned with user-friendly measures for online submission and approval of drawings within 60 days and an MOU has also been signed with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in this regard.”

MyGov thoroughly acknowledges the efforts of the citizens for their participation in the Indian Railways group. We look forward to your continued and proactive engagement!

Read the complete speech of Hon. Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhu here

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  • rajnikant choubey - 4 years ago

    माननीय रेल मंत्री जी को मेरा एक अहम सुझाव है कि एक नयी रेलगाड़ी इंटरसिटी एक्सप्रेस के रूप मे मुगलसराय से गोरखपुर तक चलाये जो बक्सर,आरा,पटना,हाजिपुर,मुजफ्फरपुर, मोतिहारी, बेतिया, नरकटियागंज,बगहा,वाल्मिकीनगर होते हुए गोरखपुर तक जाये।क्योकि ये रूट को जोड़ने वाले क्षेत्रो मे यात्री बहुत है एवं नया दीघा पुल बन जाने से ये संभव है।

  • rajnikant choubey - 4 years ago

    माननीय रेल मंत्री जी को मेरा एक अहम सुझाव है कि एक नयी रेलगाड़ी इंटरसिटी एक्सप्रेस के रूप मे मुगलसराय से गोरखपुर तक चलाये जो बक्सर,आरा,पटना,हाजिपुर,मुजफ्फरपुर, मोतिहारी, बेतिया, नरकटियागंज,बगहा,वाल्मिकीनगर होते हुए गोरखपुर तक जाये।क्योकि ये रूट को जोड़ने वाले क्षेत्रो मे यात्री बहुत है एवं नया दीघा पुल बन जाने से ये संभव है।
    शाहाबाद क्षेत्र के बहुत से लोग चंपारन क्षेत्र मे रहते है एवं चम्पारन क्षेत्र के लोग शाहाबाद क्षेत्र मे रहते है ।साथ मे पर्यटन को भी बढावा मिलेगा।वाल्मिकी नगर आदि पर्यटन के।

  • RP Singh - 5 years ago

    Budget is excellent but it is impossible in India to go ahead in expansion of Railways with Foreign investments.Almost all the trade unions in India have culture of opposing privatization including BMS. Every trade union thinks if they oppose govt. their union will become more stronger.This is communist ideology, which has been reversed by China because there is no democracy.Better dont do any investment in present Railway setup & form new corporations like Bullet & High Speed Rail Corporation

  • koushik pathak - 5 years ago

    The comfort factor at 3A compartment in BBS Rajdhani express is getting low day by day… yesterday i came from Bengal to Delhi and i felt that the seats are less comfort than before.

  • Shreedhar Deshpande - 5 years ago

    thank you

  • Dilip Kumar Ram - 5 years ago

    in koderma dist there is valance (kami) for Intelligence T.C. Number of People used to travel without Ticket.

  • mukesh PADSALA - 5 years ago

    Pō’īnṭa mānanīya rēlamantrī prabhujī, jē dēśanā sāmān’ya mānavīnē rātanā dasa vāgyā sudhī ē khabara nathī hōtī kē āvatī kālanī rajā ēnō khaḍūsa bŏsa man̄jura karavānō chē kē nahi… Ēvā dēśamāṁ cāra mahinā pahēlāṁ rēlavē-ṭikīṭō buka karāvavānī chūṭa āpavī ē ēmanī bhāvanā’ōnī krūra majāka samāna jēvuṁ nathī lāgatuṁ?

  • Sarthak Rawat - 5 years ago

    To improve railaway sector,first: it should become as competent as aviation sector. (2) to promote railways govt have to introduce new offers in peak seasons when there is rush, to attract more passengers because at that time many people prefer airlines that offer cheap tickets.It will not only create competition among govt and private players but will also help in making railways competent and efficient as private enterprises.

  • Amal Sharma - 5 years ago

    Railways must provide one dustbin in each block of 8 seats/berths in Sleeper class or corresponding coupe in 3AC, 2AC and all other classes. That is the only way people will stop throwing things out of windows on to railway tracks and at stations. There should be a fine for throwing garbage out of the coach window.

  • basavaraj bannikod - 5 years ago

    Sabi level crossing bandh karke is jagaha par under bridge aur over bridge banaanese amoolya jeev ko bachaa sakthaa hai, Man power bachthaa hai, paise bi bachthaa hai, Traffic Jam bi nahi hotha hai. Iske alaava hamaara ijjath bi bachaana aapka jaroori kaam me se ek kaam hai. Sabi puraana open bridge ko ek mukthi dhena hai kivnki agar gaadi yaane Rail aayetho gandhagi bridge ke neeche koyi jaa nahi sakthaa hai.

  • PRAMOD JB - 5 years ago

    Dear Mr. Suresh Prabhu,

    Firstly congratulations for well planned budget and thank you for all facilities initiative taken for development of Indian Railways. I have one more suggestion along with all improvements lined up by you. Kindly introduce a senior citizen reservation quota (preferred lower berth) for all trains which will be helpful to all elderly ladies & gentlemen of aged 58yrs, this will be first of its kind in indian history of railways and will sure be appreciated by all indian.

  • SRINIVASAN MARIAPPAN - 5 years ago

    In SR ,DINDUGAL-KARUR-NAMAKKAL-SALEM section and in SWR ,Salem-Dharmapuri-Hosur-Bangalore-Kachequda sections have to be made Electrified Track early so as to give some relief to the over congested Salem-Katpadi-Renigunda-Gudur-Vijayawada-Kazipet section.

    • Indra Prasad Dahal - 4 years ago

      Dear Hon’ble Sir,
      I am an educated unemployed engineer of sikkim who involved in various social activities like Quality education,Health,environments etc.which is the basic need and the first step of real development.As being a loyal and responsible citizen i would like to suggest one of the common malpractice going on in our country.
      Sir I used to travel various places of India by train,where we find lots and lots of garbages which are making pollution everywhere from railways platform