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।

  • Mayank Joshi - 8 years ago

    There should be extra coaches in all train to reduce inhuman rush in the general compartment. There can be low cost coaches which would increase the space without hurting the speed of the train.

  • Mayank Joshi - 8 years ago

    There should be extra coaches in all train to reduce inhuman rush in the general compartment. There can be low cost coaches which would increase the space without hurting the speed of the train.

  • Avinash Mundhra - 8 years ago

    Sir,as the cost of laying high speed tracks is too high – "cost of laying one km of high speed track was 10 to 14 times higher than the construction of a normal railway track" won’t it be prudent to concentrate currently on improving safety & services for existing networks and emphasize on expanding normal network.

  • Mridul Agarwal - 8 years ago

    Please dont increase the reservation duration to 4 months… Common men dont plan vacations 4 month in advance

  • MEGHARAJ BHEEMARJUNRAM - 8 years ago

    Connectivity to most tourist places is not good as popular
    Places like Kolhapur(MH),Udupi(KA) are the places which I would like to mention as I travelled a few times on this routes which are not connected with enough trains as the journey is taking up most of the planed tour ,as journey can be shortened with direct trains connecting these places.Especially From Hyderabad/Secunderabad stations .As More People travel along these routes

  • sunil_16 - 8 years ago

    congratulation for all the proposal. But should ensure that all the proposals are mainatained properly. in Kerala i didn"t seen any of the train maintained nor clean properly. I hope it will maintain properly.

  • Digvijay Pandey - 8 years ago

    When I travel in AC compartment what I noticed that I face a problem whenever some station come I have to come at doors just to ensure what is the next station or in night I try to awake just to ensure that I won’t miss my station. all I want is to add one electronic display which displays Next city and estimated time to reach and one speaker who gives a reminder call in day or night for current station and next station.
    sending messages or call on mobile may be missed but these options won’t

  • Digvijay Pandey - 8 years ago

    When I travel in AC compartment what I noticed that I face a problem whenever some station come I have to come at doors just to ensure what is the next station or in night I try to awake just to ensure that I won’t miss my station. all I want is to add one electronic display which displays Next city and estimated time to reach and one speaker who gives a reminder call in day or night for current station and next station.
    sending messages or call on mobile may be missed but these options won’t

  • JAYAKUMAR VENKATARAMAN - 8 years ago

    lot of time&Manpower is wasted for reversing Direction of trains at various Junctions.Ex:at Renigunta all trains from Chennai&Tamilnadu to Tirupati are delayed due to reversal of train Direction(changing Engine).
    This can be avoided by linking the tracks to Tirupati &Chennai just before Renigunta Junction.Lot of Space is available.
    Similarly at Villupuram&Vridachalam also tracks can be linked to avoid reversal of direction.

  • Milan Bhogayata - 8 years ago

    1) All Railway Station should wi-fi Connection.
    2) All Train can be map through android app to confirm current status.
    3) TT Taking money from passengers to confirm – allow seat. So Seat verification Should be done by Different methods.
    4) All Railway Police Must have Advance Weapon to Protect big Stations.
    5) Toilet should be auto-block when train is stop on any station and re-open again when train leave station. so that our station will be clean automatically.