Highlights of Railway budget 2011-12 (Part-II)

Friday, February 25, 2011

NEW DELHI - Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday presented the railway budget in the Parliament.

The highlights of the Railway budget 2011-12 are as follows:

Restructuring of all the railway cadres to ensure promotion of employees

Larger scheme for railway employees introduced, Scholarship schemes for children of railway employees raised to Rs 1200

Charges for ticket booking will be reduced, ticket booking to be cheaper by Rs 10 for AC and Rs 5 for non AC

Special provision for physically challenged people to travel by train

Railways inducting 16000 ex-servicemen from March 2011

Shares in Kalindee Rail down more than five pct

Integrated sub-urban train services in new cities

34 new services for Kolkata Metro

Integrated suburban railways network presently at Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi

Kolkata Metro is expanding its reach, new services being given for Metro in Kolkata as it is the only Metro associated with the Indian Railways

Railways earnings likely to exceed Rs 1 lakh crore

Disruption of train services has hit earnings

6th Pay Commission arrears have increased Railways’ liabilities

Concession for physically handicapped in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains (ANI)

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