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Highlights of the Railway Budget 2013-14

Highlights of the Railway Budget 2013-14
  • Losses to railways on account of passenger traffic likely to mount to Rs 24,600 crore in 2012-13 from Rs 22,500 crore in 2011-12.
  • Rs 1 lakh crore to be raised from public-private partnership, Rs 1.05 lakh crore through internal.
  • 2th Plan railway size to be Rs 5.19 lakh crore, with gross budgetary support of Rs 1.94 lakh crore.
  • E-ticketing will be now available through mobile phones
  • Use of Aadhaar card by Railways to render user friendly services
  • More RPF guards, ladies specials in metros and helplines to be implemented
  • Special coaches called 'Anubhuti' with luxurious services in select trains
  • Railways to provide free Wi-Fi on selected trains
  • To transport 1 bn tonnes, up 38 million tones of freight in FY13, says Railway minister
  • 'Have spent Rs 100 crores on upgrading 3 Delhi stations'
  • India joins China, Russia and the US as 1 billion-plus tonne freight carrier on Railways

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