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Indian Railway implementation of the budget announcements

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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Action plan formulated on all Budget announcements.
  • E-Samiksha has been launched for online monitoring of the Budget announcements.
  • 15-day monitoring

Following announcements implemented:

  1. A new department for housekeeping created (para-16)
  2. Instructions have been issued to provide disposable bags for garbage collection in all trains with OBHS facilities.(Para-18)
  3. New non-AC coaches being manufactured in ICFhave dustbins from 1stof May 2015. (Para-18)
  4. NIFT, Delhi has been engaged in designing the bedroll. The prototype has been received some changes have been suggested. (para-20)
  5. 03 new mechanized laundries have been started at Kochiveli, Malda town and Santragachhi.29 more locations have been identified. (Para-20)
  6. Helpline 138 already functional (para-21)
  7. Helpline 182 already functional (para-21)
  8. An application to redress railway-related complaints has been developed where online tracking of complaints is also possible (Para-21)
  9. Operation 5 minutes launched (para-22)
  10. Instructions have been issued for differently-abled travellers to purchase concessional E-tickets after one-time registration (Para-22)
  11. Paperless unreserved tickets on mobile phones launched (para-23)
  12. E-ticketing portal in Hindilaunched.(Para-22)
  13. E-catering has been introduced in over 1000 trains (para-25)
  14. Online booking of retiring rooms functional (para-36)
  15. Policy for water vending machine issued. IRCTC to provide machines at select stations. (para-26)
  16. Centrally managed railway display network technology approved. Proof of concept to be launched at 10 major stations. (Para-29)
  17. MoU with NID signed (para-39)
  18. A pilot project for providing surveillance cameras has been launched in ICF (Para-31)
  19. Instructions have been issued to provide mobile charging facilities for all new general class coaches. Mobile charging facilities will be provided in 3000 existing coaches in 2015-16. (Para-33)
  20. The quota for lower berths for senior citizens increased from 2 to 4 per coach (para-39)
  21. E-concierge services started in 22 railway stations (Para-36)
  22. 05 trains have been identified for augmentation of capacity from 24 to 26 coaches. (para-37)
  23. Instructions issued for TTEs to help senior citizens/pregnant women to get lower berths. (para-39)
  24. Instructions have been issued for reserving middle bay for women & Senior citizens.(para-39)
  25. Perishable Cargo centre as Azadpur Mandi inaugurated. (para-57)
  26. Kayakalp Council formed (para-71)
  27. A committee under Shri Ajay Shankar has been constituted for the revamping of the PPP cell. (para-77)
  28. MoU with LIC signed (para-93)
  29. Committee formed for Regulator. (para-116)
  30. MOU signed for Railway Research Centre at Mumbai University. (para-73)
  31. Instructions issued to create Divisional Committee (para-44)
  32. Construction of 100 Toilets at 67 Stations have been completed up to June 2015 and further work is in progress.(Para-17)
  33. All newly manufactured ICF coaches are being fitted with bio-toilets. LHB coaches to be fitted with bio-toilets from 1.7.2015. (Para-17)
  34. OBHS provided in 500 trains. During 2015-16, OBHS to be introduced in additional 100 trains. System for passenger complaint redressal through SMS in OBHS trains introduced in Central and SECR Railways. Proliferation planned in all Zonal Railways -31.12.15. (Para-18)
  35. Links for PNR reservation status enquiry, FNR enquiry, Train Running status enquiry, Complaint registration, Retiring Room booking, E-Ticketing and E-catering have been provided on www.indianrailways.gov.in.(Para-28)
  36. Destination Alert Service has been introduced on all Rajdhani and Duronto trains on 8th July 2015. (Para-30)
  37. In New Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi Express Train onboard entertainment has been implemented. For the other six trains tendering is in process. (Para-32)
  38. 143 Railway stations approved for development as Adarsh Station. (para-34)
  39. Wi-fi commissioned at 11 stations. All A1 and A category stations targeted for completion by Dec 2016. (para-35)
  40. A target of 1000 coaches in 460 trains has been set for permanent augmentation for this purpose. So far 123 coaches in 114 trains have been permanently augmented. (para-37)
  41. ICF Designed ladder for Non AC and AC 3 tier has been turned out for passenger evaluation in July 2015. (para-39)
  42. Foldable ladder introduced in 1st AC coach in Central Railway on a pilot basis. (para-40)
  43. New LHB manufacturing Unit dedicated to the Nation on 6th July 2015. Action plan for the complete switch over to the production of mainline LHB coaches formulated. (para-40)
  44. Technical Specification for EMU train set prepared. RFQ document for procurement cum maintenance of EMU trainset has been finalised and uploaded on 27.05.15. The Pre-application conference was held on July 1, 2015. (para-41)
  45. Cabinet approval for station development received. (para-46)
  46. Initially, the cities of New Delhi, Allahabad, Varanasi, Lucknow, Guwahati, Jaipur, Pune, Bhopal, Amritsar and Nagpur are being planned for the development of satellite stations. Concerned Zonal Railways have been requested to submit the proposal and scheme for approval. (Para-47)
  47. The review of the Private Freight Terminal Policy has been completed. The application fee and security money have been reduced and revenue sharing has been discontinued. The instructions have been issued on 10.04.2015 and 28.05.2015. (Para-58)
  48. Trial for 25T Track friendly bogie under BOXN wagon completed. (Para-58)
  49. The Policy Circular on Automatic Freight Rebate for Loading in Traditional Empty Flow Direction has been issued on 16.06.2015 and the policy comes into effect from 25/06/2015. (Para-59)
  50. National Productivity Council (NPC)team has commenced their study at ICF. (Para-64)
  51. The recommendations made by the High-Level Safety Review Committee (Kakodkar Committee) have since been examined by the Board. (Para-66)
  52. For safety at Unmanned Level Crossings, the concept design as received from IIT/Kanpur has been examined in detail and the same has been approved with minor changes. First prototype is under testing and the initial field trial has started. (para-67)
  53. Malaviya Chair has been set up at IIT(BHU). Mou was signed between the Ministry of Railways and IIT(BHU) on 8th June 2014. (para-73)
  54. Setting up of Core Team for Technology Mission for Indian Railways –TMIR—by Ministry of Railways Implemented order issued on 28th April 2015. (para-74)
  55. An IT Advisory Council under the chairmanship of Shri Som Mittal, ex-president NASSCOM has been set up. The draft IT Vision is likely to be submitted by August 2015. (Para-75)
  56. Parcel Management System has been implemented on Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai corridors. This includes features like Bar-coding and online tracking of parcels. (Para-75)
  57. A project of rail connectivity to Dighi has been sanctioned. MoU between RVNL and Port for Dighi has been signed.
  58. Project of rail connectivity to Jaigarh Port has been sanctioned. The concession agreement for Jaigarh Port has been signed in the month of June 2015. (para-78)
  59. 17 states have given in-principle approval for the formation of SPVs. A note for consideration of CCEA has been sent. (Para-83)
  60. MOU with Ministry of Coal signed for Rowghat -Jagdalpur Project. (Para-83)
  61. MOU with the Ministry of Coal and Government of Odisha signed on 20.4.2015 to implement identified Coal Connectivity Projects in the state of Odisha. (Para-83)
  62. MOU with the Ministry of Coal and Government of Jharkhand signed on 4.5.2015 to implement identified Coal Connectivity Projects in the state of Jharkhand. (Para-83)
  63. The joint venture companies under the MOU have to be formed by the Ministry by coal companies/steel companies. (Para-83)
  64. E&R directorate has circulated a comprehensive document covering the best technology available across the globe, its status on IRand proposed road map for change over. ( Para-86)
  65. 65.The model document for the EPC system of contracting is ready. (para-87)
  66. Financial Services Cell headed by Adv Finance has already been constituted in Railway Board vide Board Office Order No. 31 of 2015 dated 16.04.2015. (para-93)
  67. The digitized mapping of land record includes the following two items:
    1. a) The digitization of land record. data of 40000 land plans out of a total of 52098 land plans have been entered in the TMS.
    2. b) For GIS mapping of land assets, land boundary plans have to be prepared in AutoCAD27550 land plans have been prepared in AutoCAD. Instructions issued vide Board letter dated 13.03.2015 addressed to all General Managers for reporting fresh cases of encroachments along with the details of officials held responsible through monthly PCDO.(para-95)
  68. In-principle approval to ports of Rewas, Chhara, Nargol and Tuna have already been granted. The tuna port line has been commissioned in July 2015. DPR of Nargol port has been submitted to Western. An updated proposal from RVNL for Rewasconnectivity has been received. (para-97)
  69. Consultant has been appointed for Bhadrak –Nargundi3rdline. (Para-98)
  70. Tender for a financial consultant for Kazipet-Vijaywada has been opened and is under finalization. For Bhuj-Naliya, RITES is exploring implementation through a joint venture route. (para-98)
  71. Review of Scrap disposal policy completed, recommendations under examination. (para-99)
  72. Instructions have already been issued to General Managers vide RBE 23/15 dated 19.3.15 to arrange training on soft skills for all front-line staff by tying up with Professional Training Institutes, Soft Skills Experts. Training to be imparted in Zonal Railway Training Institutes, Multi-Disciplinary Training Centres and other Main Training Centres. (para-101)
  73. Instructions for mandatory yoga training for all officers/staff of Indian Railways including RPF personnel have been issued on 15.6.2015 vide RBE 64/2015. (Para-101)
  74. 32968 quarters have been identified for repair during 2015-16, out of which, 6436 quarters have been repaired up to June 2015 against the target of 4619 quarters for the period. 278 RPF barracks have been targeted for repairs during 2015-16 out of which 64 barracks have been repaired up to June 2015 against the target of 46 RPF barracks. (para-103)
  75. Four-holiday homes situated at Goa, Tirupati, Manali and Puri, under the jurisdiction of different Zonal Railways have been identified for up-gradation. (para-103)
  76. Board vide letter dated 01.05.2015 advised all Zonal Railways to carry out an energy audit of about 150 nos of buildings having connected load more than 100 KW by using IRIEEN trained Officials and other Electrical Supervisors Officers and also through outside agencies. (para-105)
  77. 152 locations for conducting water audit and 32 stations for setting up of Water Recycling Plants(WRP) have been identified for the year 2015-16. Water auditing at 7 locations has been completed up to June 2015. Work of WRP has been started at 2 Stations. (para-108)
  78. 23 workshops have been accredited for environment management. Balance is planned to be accredited by 31.03.2016. (Para-109)
  79. MOU with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been signed on 14th July 2015 to make available sparable railway infrastructure for setting up of Skill Training Centres. (para-117)

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