Railway Budget 2010-2011 | Highlights
HIGHLIGHTS OF RAILWAY BUDGET 2010-11
- Economic viability and Social responsibility – main consideration for taking up of the projects.
- Inclusive growth and expansion of rail network’ for development of the country.
- Special Task Force to clear proposals for investments within 100 days.
- A separate structure will be created within the Railways for implementation of the business models.
- Of the 120 new trains, extensions and increase in frequencies announced, 117 would be flagged off by the end of March 2010.
- Recruitment policy of the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) has been reviewed.
- RRB examination fee for woman candidates and those belonging to minority and economically backward classes waived.
- All question papers to be set in Hindi, Urdu, English and in local State languages and examination for a particular post will be held on the same date simultaneously by all RRBs.
- Izzat Scheme, implemented within three months of announcement.
- Work initiated in all the 67 Multi-functional Complexes (MFCs).
- Development of Adarsh Stations started in phases.
- 94 stations to be upgraded as Adarsh Stations
- 10 more stations identified to be converted as World Class Stations
- Construction of additional 93 Multi Functional Complexes
- Multi-level parking through PPP route.
- Six clean drinking water bottling plants to be set up through PPP for providing cheap bottled drinking water.
By: Ravi Tripathi