"Year Of Green Energy".Some of the Highlights are:-
# No increase in passenger fares and freight rates in FY 2011/12.
# New Express Trains, 3 new Shatabdis and 9 Duronto trains to be introduced.
# AC Double Decker services on Jaipur-Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes.
# New Super AC Class to be introduced.
# A new portal for e-ticketing to be launched shortly.
# Booking charges will be cheaper with a charge of only Rs 10 for AC classes and Rs 5 for others.
# Pan-India multi-purpose smart card 'Go India' to be introduced.
# 236 more stations to be upgraded as Adarsh Stations.
# 47 additional suburban services in Mumbai and 50 new suburban services proposed for Kolkata.
# Two new passenger terminals in Kerala and one each in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal proposed.
# Feasibility study to raise speed of passenger trains to 160-200 kmph to be undertaken.
# A special package of two new trains and two projects for the states managing trouble free run of trains through out the year.
# Anti Collision Devise (ACD) sanctioned to cover 8 zonal railways.
# GPS Based 'Fog Safe' Device to be deployed.
# All unmanned level crossing up to 3000 to be eliminated.
# All India Security Help line on a single number set up.
#New Janambhoomi trains Between Ahmedabad and Udhampur
# Krambhoomi Train for working class specially for Migrents.
# Bharat thirth train to be launched on Rabindranath Tagore's 150th Birth day Anniversary
# Matribhumi Special Trains for Women
# 10,000 shelter units proposed for track side dwellers in Mumbai, Sealdah, Siliguri, Tiruchirapalli on pilot basis.
# Concession to physically handicapped persons to be extended on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
# Concession of 50 per cent to press correspondents with family increased to twice a year.
# Senior Citizens concession to be hiked from 30 per cent to 40 per cent.
# Medical facilities extended to dependent parents of the Railway employees.
# Scholarship for girl child of Group-D railway employees increased to Rs 1200 per month.
# 20 additional hostels for children of railway employees to be set up.
# Free Journey for cancer patient in Sleeper and 3rd a/c & 75% concession for companion.
FACTS & FIGURE
# Gross traffic receipts estimated at 1.06 trillion rupees ($23.4 billion) in FY 2011/12
# Passenger numbers estimated to grow by 6.4 percent in coming financial year.
# Freight traffic estimated at 993 million tonnes in the coming financial year.
# Fresh investment of 576.3 billion rupees ($12.68 billion) into Indian Railways in the FY 2011/12.
# The government to provide 200 billion rupees ($4.4 billion) to Indian Railways in coming FY.
# Total amount of borrowing by Indian Railways Finance Corporation (IRFC) estimated at 204.54 billion rupees ($4.5 billion) in FY 2011/12
# Tax-free bonds totalling 100 billion rupees ($2.2 billion) to be issued by IRFC in the coming financial year.
#Railways development bank Rail Vikas Nigam Limited to borrow 1.4 billion rupees ($30.9 million) in coming financial year.
#Total public-private partnership investments estimated at 15.26 billion rupees ($336.5 million) in FY 2011/12.
# 1,300 kilometres (808 miles) of new rail lines to be added in FY 2011/12.
# 18,000 new wagons to be purchased.
# Two wagon units to be set up in conjunction with private partners.
# 700 megawatt gas-based captive power plant to be set up.
# A Diesel Locomotive Centre will be set-up in Manipur.
#A Centre of Excellence in Software at Darjeeling proposed under the aegis of CRIS.
# Rail Industrial Parks at Jellingham and New Bongaigaon proposed.
# Additional mechanised laundry units to be set up at Nagpur, Chandigarh and Bhopal.