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।

  • SRINIVASAN MARIAPPAN - 8 years ago

    IR BUDGET 2015-16..Train capacity: Capacity in identified trains be augmented to run with 26 coaches;
    2 nos of Sitting Class Reserved coaches having capacity of 216 passenger against the sleeper class coaches of capacity of 144 (ieThe Sitting Class Capacity are increased by 50 % over the Sleeper Class). The common and poorest among the common people shall be benefited with the reserved and assured seat with low cost fares and travel comfortably in all the identified trains.

  • HEMANT PODDAR - 8 years ago

    Railways should increase suburban fares in small monthly doses to cover up operation costs.Government also need to declare regularly the cost it is incurring on providing various services to educate people about the need to increase.

  • Shailesh Bhojrajji Nirmal - 8 years ago

    This is my first comment or you can take it as suggestion, please revised reservation period from 4 month to 2 month. it realy diffcult to plan journey before such long time. This will benefitted to railway as well as broker or agent. you can earn lot of interest on deposited amount and also on cancellation. Now days almost alot people travel by train including student, middle class & lower class, for them it’s really diffcult to pay tatkal charges on time. You can do one survey on this. uvlgetR

  • Amit Bhatt - 8 years ago

    Subject- Cash Less Railway Reservation Without Broker Intervention With JAN-DHAN YOJNA:
    Hi Sir, Just want to share one idea, If possible please plan for cash less Railway reservation where Debit/Credit card swipe machine would be available on railway counter and for any reservation, card owner name should be match with one passenger, who will travel in same PNR. It will help to change Passenger mindset about railway who are facing broker problem as well it will help to grow JAN-DHAN YOJNA also.

  • ria chheda - 8 years ago

    Hello Modi Sarkar
    TRUST YOU ARE DOING GREAT.
    Recently the news have been out that platform ticket would be 10rs. From 1st April 2015.
    However the minimum travelling fare is Rs.5.
    ppl would obviously get a minimum after ticket even to stand in platform.
    COULD THE DECISION MAKING TEAM PLZ HELP US GET THE LOGIC BEHIND THE SAME OR IS IT HINTING TOWARDS THE RISE IN FARES.

  • ria chheda - 8 years ago

    Hello Modi Sarkar
    TRUST YOU ARE DOING GREAT.
    Recently the news have been out that platform ticket would be 10rs. From 1st April 2015.
    However the minimum travelling fare is Rs.5.
    ppl would obviously get a minimum after ticket even to stand in platform.
    COULD THE DECISION MAKING TEAM PLZ HELP US GET THE LOGIC BEHIND THE SAME OR IS IT HINTING TOWARDS THE RISE IN FARES.

  • ria chheda - 8 years ago

    Hello Modi Sarkar
    TRUST YOU ARE DOING GREAT.
    Recently the news have been out that platform ticket would be 10rs. From 1st April 2015.
    However the minimum travelling fare is Rs.5.
    ppl would obviously get a minimum after ticket even to stand in platform.
    COULD THE DECISION MAKING TEAM PLZ HELP US GET THE LOGIC BEHIND THE SAME OR
    IS IT HINTING TOWARDS THE RISE IN FARES.

  • Sushant Shinde - 8 years ago

    Suggestions For Railways,
    1) Confirmed E-ticket/I-Ticket last minute cancellation needed.
    2) required more & more seats in train couch like double decker couch that can help those who have W/L ticket.
    3) website having huge load ex.lots of ads & etc.those who are having mobile with 2G speed and they trying to book tickets but site not loading very fast. i suggest for them at-least allow mobile booking in main time or make faster web site for mobile user.

  • ria chheda - 8 years ago

    Hello Modi Sarkar
    TRUST YOU ARE DOING GREAT.

    Recently the news have been out that platform ticket would be 10rs. From 1st April 2015.
    However the minimum travelling fare is Rs.5.
    ppl would obviously get a minimum after ticket even to stand in platform.

    COULD THE DECISION MAKING TEAM PLZ HELP US GET THE LOGIC BEHIND THE SAME OR IS IT HINTING TOWARDS THE RISE IN FARES.

  • reyan verma - 8 years ago

    Dear mr prabhu
    Sir i am saying that if we really want to do something for common people thn we should replace the entire sleeper coaches with graibrath coaches and keep the price in between the sleeper and now existing garibrath seats so that they can travel in better way and with comfort.