Railway Budget 2014

The Union Railway Minister, Shri. Sadanand Gowda, presented the railway budget on Tuesday,7/8/2014. As with any other budget, the budget has evoked both praise and protest. However few of the plans and provisions in the budget listed below will be quite beneficial to the differently abled society especially the people with loco motor disability and communication disability. .

    i. Battery operated cars for differently-abled and senior citizens at major stations.
    ii. Online booking to support 7,200 tickets per minute; to allow 1.2 lakh users log in simultaneously.
    iii. Reservation system to be revamped, ticket-booking through mobile phones, post offices to be popularized for ticket reservation.
    iv. Women RPF Constables to escort ladies coaches; 4,000 women constables to be inducted
    v. Food can be ordered through SMS, phone while travelling in train.

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