Railway Budget 2013-2014

Highlights of the Railway Budget 2013-14

Some Achievements/initiatives of Indian railways

  • Indian Railways (IR) joins the one billion tonne club of Chinese, Russian and US Railways;
  • IR also joins select club rubbing freight trains of more than 10000 tonne load;
  • Fuel Adjustment component concept to be implemented linking tariffs with movement of fuel prices;
  • Target Of Rs 1000 crore each fixed for Rail Land Development Authority and IR Station Development Corporation to be raised through PPP in 2013-14;
  • New Fund – Debt Service Fund – to be set up to meet committed liabilities of Debt servicing for WB and JICA loans for DFC and other future liabilities.

Safety Features in the Rail Budget 2013-14

  • Making a corporate safety plan for a ten year period (2014-2024)
  • Elimination of 10797 level crossings during the 12thplan and no addition of new LCs to the IR system
  • Introduction of train protection warning system on automatic signaling systems.
  • Using 60 kg rails, 260 meter long welded rail panels and improved flash butt welding technology.
  • Rigorous trials of the indigenously developed Train collision Avoidance Systems.
  • Introduction of 160/200 kmph Self Propelled Accident Relief Trains.
  • Introduction of crash worthy LHB coaches with anti-climb feature.
  • Rehabilitation of identified 17 distressed bridges over next one year.
  • Provision of comprehensive fire and smoke detection systems.
  • Provision of portable fire extinguishers in Guard-cum-Brake Vans, AC Coaches and Pantry Cars in all trains.
  • Use of fire retardant furnishing material in coaches.
  • Measures initiated to deal with elephant related accidents.
  • Four companies of women RPF personnel set up and another 8 to be set up to strengthen the security of rail passengers, especially women passengers.
  • Recruitment to RPF with 10% vacancies reserved for women

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