Railways happen to be the lifeline of India and so the announcement of Railway Budget is a much awaited event. On Thursday, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented Railway Budget 2016 in the parliament. Calling it a people-friendly budget, he said that due considerations have been given to the aspirations of common man. Much attention has been paid to improving the quality of travel for those travelling in reserved as well as unreserved coaches. It also focused on increasing the capacity of department and the execution of the stalled plans.
In the words of Mr Prabhu- “Dignity of passengers, speed of trains and progress of nation are main themes of this budget.”
Out of the many topics that were discussed, let’s take a look at the highlights of Rail Budget 2016:
1-Firstly, three new superfast trains were announced by the minister- Uday, Tejas and Humsafar. Uday will be a double-decker AC train running on some of the busiest routes. Tejas will be the ‘train of the future’ running at a speed of 130 km per hour and will have onboard services of Wi-Fi, cuisine and entertainment. And, Humsafar will be fully air-conditioned 3AC coaches with meals. [Read more…]