Railway Budget 2016-17

Suresh Prabhu announced railway budget 2016-17 on 25th February 2016. He announced that he wanted to keep the railways face competitive when compared to the other modes of transport ­ especially. Road and Air.

Below is a slide show of the highlights of the Railway Budget 2016-17

Below presentation captures the low-level summary of the railway budget presented by Suresh Prabhu in the budget-session of the Parliament of India.

Highlights of 2016-17 Indian Railway Budget

  1. Mission ‘zero accident’ to prevent train mishaps from the year 2016. Target Date: 2017 March.
  2. Passenger Fares Unchanged
  3. Freight rates unchanged
  4. Three new super fast trains by the year 2019
    1. Humsafar ­ fully 3AC service with option of meals
    2. Tejas will run at 130 KMPH, with entertainment services and wi-fi.
    3. Uday will be an overnight double-decker train
    4. Utkrishit will be a double-decker AC on business routes – between Delhi and Mumbai