Sectorwise Beneficiaries of Railway Budget 2016-17

By | March 5, 2016

Sectorwise Beneficiaries of Railway Budget 2016-17

Sectorwise beneficiaries of the Railway Budget 2016-17 has been complied and given below: –

Interest group/Subject Initiatives in Budget
SAFETY 946 ROB/RUB sanctioned
Launch Mission Zero accident
Eliminate all unmanned BG crossings in next 3 years
Equip the high density network (10,000Kms) with TCAS in next 3 years
PROJECT/ CAPEX Rs.1.21 lakh total capex size – 20% increase than last year’s target
Commissioning of 2800 Kms of BG line vs this year’s target of 2500 Kms
Massive push on electrification – 50% increase in outlay. Target to accomplish 2000Kms vs 1600 Kms this year
CUSTOMER AMENITIES Launch of Tejas express: Premium superfast with many onboard facilities such as entertainement, better aesthetics, vending machines, ushers
Launch of Humsafar express – Full 3AC, fast train with optional food services
Launch of UDAY (Utkrisht Double decker AC Yatri)- Overnight, double decker superfast service on highly patronized routes
Launch of Rail Mitra Sewa – Comprehensive concierge services including battery operated cars, porter services, wheel chairs etc
Travel Insurance facility for passengers
Sale of UTS tickets through handheld POS terminals
Cancellation of tickets through 139
All operational halts converted into commercial halts
CCTV survellience of Tatkal counters to prevent miscreant activity
PA systems leased out to FM Radio companies in trains
Bar-coded tickets, scanners and access control at select stations
Launch multi purpose stalls on stations
Hourly booking of Retiring rooms
Introduction of SMART coaches – better customer experience, high carrying capaicty and lower costs
Standardized uniforms across all Railways for customer facing roles
PR skill training for customer facing roles
Rail Bandhu – on Board managzine expansion to all A/C reserved class in all Mail Express trains and all regional languages
New uniforms for Porters with advertising banners. Soft skill training to improve customer experience. Would be known as ‘Sahayak’
Sale of platform tickets through ticket vending machines
Provision of normal debit/credit card usablity at ticket vending machines
GPS enabled LED boards to provide real time information of approaching stops on trains
Information boards in trains to communicate various on-board services2
COMMON MAN/ POOR Launch of new service – Antyodaya express : Unreserved, second class, superfast trains.
Introduction of Deen Dayal coaches for general passengers with aenhanced facilities such as Potable water, water level indicators, mobile charging points
DIVYANG All new stations to be redeveloped would be made accessible by all
One divyang toilet per platform on A1 class stations
Increased availability of wheelchairs on platforms
CLEANLIENSS Pan India proliferation of ‘ Clean my coach service’
Regular third party audits to generate rankings for stations
Setting up of Waste segregation centres
Additional 30,000 bio toilets
Installation and Maintenance of Portable bio toilets at major stations – Leverage advertisementing potential, CSR, and support from Voluntary organisations
Awareness campaigns to improve cleanliness including approach roads and adjacent colonies
CATERING Hand back catering to IRCTC in a phased manner – Primary objective to unbundle food preparation and food disbursement to break the nexus of overcharging passengers
E Catering extended from current 45 stations to all 408 A1 and A class stations
Ready to Eat meals onboard
Explore making mandatory food on trains optional. Local cuisine to me made available.
Base Kitchens to be set up by IRCTC to ensure high quality hygeinic food
Third Party audit of catering services
SHGS Empanelment by IRCTC for catering services
E-Marketing of products through IRCTC in partnership with NABARD
NGOS IR to partner with prominent NGO’s to partner for skill development of people in rural areas including Railway employees
Appeal to NGOs to support Cleanliness, Sanitation, Skill development and Energy conservation initiatives in IR
Parternship with Khadi and Village Industries Commission to support emplyoment creation for rural India
WOMEN Launch of Janani Sewa – Provide Kids Menu and changing boards in Toilets
Provision of hot milk, hot water and baby food at Stations
Rail Mitra Sewa including wheel chairs, battery operated cars for Senior citizens, women and Patients
More toilets for Women at stations
Sub quota of 33% in award of licences for stalls and services at stations
SENIOR CITIZENS 50% increase in lower berth quota taking the total lower berths availability to 120 per train
Rail Mitra Sewa including wheel chairs, battery operated cars for Senior citizens, women and Patients
FARMERS/ FISHERMAN Preferential usage for cold storage warehouses being set up on empty Railway land through PPP
SC/ST Enforcement of reservation in awarding of contracts for stalls at stations
Encourage employment for SC/ST through horticulture and tree plantation at side of tracks
Encourage SC/ST enterprenuers in partnership with Khadi and Village Industries Commission
Promoting tribal art through murals on stations
RELIGIOUS ORG Launch Aastha circuit connecting various pilgrim centres
Beautification and provision of passenger amenities for stations of religious interests
STUDENTS Kalam express to be launched to share innovative solutions to common daily problems
Internships for over 100 students/year across Engineering and MBA schools
Establish Railway University in this financial year
NORTH EAST Expedited execution of connecting all state capitals – Mizoram and Manipur to be connected in this year
WILD LIFE Launch of Tiger circuit to cover Pench, Bhandavgarh and Kanha
Spreading awareness through paintings on stations
ENVIRONMENT All Railway stations to be covered with LED luminaries in next 2-3 years
Switch to environment friendly composite sleepers made of recycled plastic
Set up Automatic coach washing plants to support water conservation
Convert production units (atleast one in each zonal railway) as Green Industrial units
Rain water harvesting on buildings with roof area of more than 200sqm post feasability studies
Set waste segregation and water recycling plants
Puruse the medium term plan to get 132.5 MW of power through wind energy
Pursue the target of achieving 100 MW of Solar Power in next 5 years
GOVERNANCE Tabling the bill for Rail Development Authority with in next 6 months
Regular security audit of PRS website
Operational research to improve rake turnaround at select terminals
Commence integration of IT initiatives under a system wide Enterprise Resource Planning architecture
Roll out the mechanism of internal audit to ensure 2 full audit reports per zone
Sign MoUs with zonal railways to enhance commitment on performance on clearly stated parameters
Single person accountability for all facilities on a train
Atleast 20 projects on EPC for FY16-17. Move to EPC for above Rs 300 crore projects by next year
All A1 stations to have senior Station Directors, supported through a cross functional team
EMPLOYEES Tie up with Ministry of Health to improve Central Railway Hospitals
Introduce AYUSH systems in 5 railway hospitals
Provide wireless devices to gang men to alert them of approaching trains
Reduce the weights of tools carried by gangman,trackman through value engineering
Toilets and Air conditioning in Locomotive cabs for drivers
SKILLING Set up ‘Centres of Excellence’ for Skill Development in 1/2 workshops
PR skill training for customer facing roles
IR to partner with prominent NGO’s to partner for skill development of people in rural areas including Railway employees
DIGITAL INDIA Integration of all ticketing services on one app
Integration of all customer feedback and complaint forums on one app
Commence integration of IT initiatives under a system wide Enterprise Resource Planning architecture
Handheld PoS terminals for sale of tickets – Target to reduce queue lengths
Best in class project management system based on drone and geo spatial technology – To be piloted for Dedicated freight corridor
Expand E-procurement into a paperless contract management system
TRANSPARENCY CCTV coverage of Tatkal counters
Expand E-procurement into a paperless contract management system
YOUTH /INNOVATION Internships for over 100 students/year across Engineering and MBA schools
Dedicated innovation fund to promote internal and external innovation.
FOREIGNERS Ticket booking through international credit/debit cards
JOURNALISTS E-ticketing facility on concessional passes
TOURISM Partner State governments for operating tourist trains on revenue sharing
Upgraded National Rail Museum, Focus on promotion of other museums and heritage sites
Run Tiger circuit train with full travel package offerings
SUBURBAN Mumbai – Push MUTP III and 2 elevated corridors Churchgate – Virar and CSTM-Panvel
Mumbai – Raise height of platforms with next year
Delhi – Work with State government to revive the Ring Railway consisting of 21 stations
Bangalore – Work with State government to build a comprehensive suburban system
Explore feasability of partnering with State governments for Suburban systems in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Chennai
Trivandrum – Work with State government to develop a suburban system
New investment policy outlining the engagement model with State governments for Suburban systems to be launched

 

Business Initiative
FREIGHT Full fledged market study on 40+ commodities
Launch of new delivery models e.g., Roll On Roll Off
Container traffic to be opened for all commodities except Coal and Mineral Ores
Pilot on time tabled freight, parcel and container trains
All good sheds to be opened for Container traffic, if operationally feasible
Rationalize tarriff structure
Multi point loading allowed
Part load container trains to be allowed during non peak season
Long term contracts with pre-determined price escalation
Differential tarriffs based on congestion on route
Key customer managers for big freight customers
Liberalise the PFT/ Siding policy
Online portal for PFT/ Siding approvals
Explore feasability of opening up of General purpose wagons for leasing
Operationalise Transloc
Take up modernization of 10 good sheds
Lease out space in railway warehouses to be utilised by third parties in lieu of modernisation and additional revenues
Develop cold storage warehouses on empty railway land on PPP
Complete overhaul of Parcel business including opening the sector to container traffic and online booking of Parcels
NON FARE REVENUES Leverage Non fare revenues through – Station development, Advertising (additional 1000 Crores, 4 times current revenues), Monetising data, Monetising land, Overhaul of Parcel, Exports
Target to earn Rs 4000 Cr through exports by 2020.
Transform Parcel business – Liberalise the policy
PASSENGER Preference to local domicile holders for award of commercial licenses at stations
Introduction of FM channles in trains on PPP basis
Support in installation, operation and maintenance of toilets by attracting CSR funds from corporates
Providing PR skills to customer facing personnel on a PPP basis
Install GPS based LED boards to provide real time information on upcoming halts in lieu of advertising rights
Install information boards in trains in lieu of advertising rights
Build satellite terminals with state partnerships in PPP mode

 

S No. Structural Initiatives
1 Launch 7 missions – 25 Ton, Zero accident, PACE, RAFTAAR, Century, Accounting Reforms, Capacity Utilisation
2 Leverage Non fare revenues through – Station development, Advertising (additional 1000 Crores, 3 times current revenues), Monetising data, Monetising land, Overhaul of Parcel, Exports
3 Target to earn Rs 4000 Cr through exports by 2020.
4 Transform Parcel business – Liberalise the policy
5 Restructure the organisation – Unified cadre, Cross functional directorates
6 Set up Railway Planning and Investment organisation
7 Set up SRESHTHA (Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology and Holistic Advancement), niche railway research organisation
8 Set up SUTRA ( Special Unit for Transportation Research and Analytics), dedicated, cross functional data analytics team, manned with professional analysts
9 Launch National Rail Plan – to harmonise and integrate the rail network with other modes of transportation
10 Set up a Holding Company for all Railway PSUs
11 Build a test track to cut short the cycle of introduction of new rolling stock

Source Ministry of Railways 05-March, 2016

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