Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu presented the #RailBudget2015 speech at noon, today. He shared essentials actionable pointers which Modi’s government will work on to improve the appalling state of Indian Railways.
“We want to work on these four goals; to deliver a sustained improvement in customer experience; make railways a safe means of travel; modernize infrastructure of railways, expand capacity and finally make railways financially self-sustainable”
“I am convinced, we can deliver. I believe we can ensure the rebirth of Indian Railways.”
“However, this cannot happen overnight. “
“I thank people for giving this opportunity. PM challenged us when we talked about the need for/about poverty elimination. This is an organisation that touches the hearts of all Indians. Railways can play a prime role in PM’s dream of eliminating poverty from India”
“The budget will set the direction for long and difficult road of reform.”
“We have tried our best to fulfill people’s aspirations and expectation (in the budget) despite the fact that railways is passing through a hard time.”
Suresh Brabhu’s plan is designed around reforming the state of world’s fourth largest Railway Network, The Indian Railways. He also established that the railway fares will increase with improvement in passenger amenities.
Again here are the four goals from his speech delivered, today.
a) To deliver a sustained and measurable improvement in customer experience.
b) To make Rail a safer means of travel.
c) To expand Bhartiya Rail’s capacity substantially and modernise infrastructure.: increase daily passenger carrying capacity from 21million to 30 million: increase track length by 20% from 1,14,000 km to 1,38,000 km: grow our annual freight carrying capacity from 1 billion to 1.5 billion tonnes.
d) Finally, to make Bhartiya Rail financially self-sustainable. Generate large surpluses from operations not only to service the debt needed to fund our capacity expansion, but also to invest on an on-going basis to replace our depreciating assets. Source https://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/