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 - 7 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 - 7 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।

  • Chaithra_1 - 8 years ago

    As many old people will be travelling and some womens with small kids, we suggest to have Escalators in stations and cleanliness as in Airports. May be atleast with some announcements in the beggining about cleanliness aspect. Neat toilets in stations are need of the hour.

    Make tier cities connected with trains in less durations like eg: Bangalore Mysore in an hour or half an hour. It spreads the factories, industries and finally good economic growth in both cities.

  • Virendr Kumar Maddheshiya - 8 years ago

    Instead of increasing fare, railway can take help of advertisements in train compartment which will not only reduce the painting cost of compartments as well as it will increase the revenue of railways

  • Virendr Kumar Maddheshiya - 8 years ago

    Instead of increasing fare, railway must increase checking of tickets in trains. because still lots of people travels with train without tickets. and many of regular tarvellers have tied up themsleves with ticket collectors for their travels and travels without ticket while paying nominal amounts to ticket collector. if railway make proper way to check it out then it can increase its revenue without increasing fare

  • Mohit Rajput - 8 years ago

    New rail budget improves existing rail system.

  • Purushottam Kumar - 8 years ago

    Dear Rail Minister sir, Today plateform ticket rate has been doubled to ₹10, Reason given is to avoid crowd on plateform. But why not analyse this why people purchase plateform ticket. Are railway journey safe n secure for all gender n ages. What facilities you r going to providing to consumers after charging ₹10. Are you helping passengers or creating more troubles in their life. If you can find a good solution then announce it otherwise consult me for innovative solutions for railway for fee.

  • dr satvik pandey - 8 years ago

    dear sir,
    it is a request to you to change the time of tatkal reservation as in morning at 10 clock as middle class people goes to there office and hence people are helpless and take the help of agent so please consider this and change the time to 8 o clock in morning and before two days

  • kurmanath potnuru - 8 years ago

    How to stop Dhalar’s cheating on IRCTC ticket purchase..!

  • P Rajarathanam - 8 years ago

    What about having dustbins in all the coaches and all the trains in india. Also a educational campaign with respect to the proper disposal of waste can also be introduced. waste treatment plants at major stations and produce electricity from this waste to be used in the railways itself.

  • Sourav Ghosh_1 - 8 years ago


    sir i think the best way for Indian Railway budget is to change Indian railway style design and bring some kind of train that can take speed like about 250 to 320 km per hr on the same Indian track
    sir with your permission I am give a design of Indian railway that can run at the speed mentioned above without any problem.
    if you want the design i can send you the designs
    thanking you
    your’s truely
    Sourav Ghosh,
    a indian citizen

  • abhilash challa - 8 years ago

    Trains between anantapur and visakhapatnam are very very less we have only one express prashanti. It would be better if we can have more trains infact one more track.