Rail Budget 2012-13

Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi presented his maiden Railway Budget for2012-13 in Lok Sabha and stressed on improving safety measures of the railways.

  • More than 1 lakh recruitment in railway during 2012-13
  • Last year about 80000 employees were recruited in railway
  • Two bodies to be introduced – PPP Marketing and PPP Safety
  • 75 new express trains
  • 21 new passenger trains
  • 75 new local trains in Mumbai
  • 18 new local trains in Chennai
  • Number of passenger expected to grow up 5.4%
  • Passenger earning to go up by 28360 crore
  • 2300 crore shortfall in revenue during the year
  • 2 paisa/km hike in 2nd class fares
  • 5 paisa/km hike in sleeper – mail-express
  • 10 paisa/km hike in AC-3
  • 15 paisa/km hike in AC-2
  • 30 paisa/km hike in AC-1
  • There will a quantum jump in 12th plan. To set up railway safety authority was the main focus in Rail Budget 2012. Dinesh Trivedi talked about Level Crossing Committee too in Railway Budget 2012.
  • Highlights of Rail Budget 2012 focus on the main topic only. There are many other things to be understood about Rail Budget 2012-13.Rail Budget 2012 highlights mainly focus on a great hike in passenger fares. It is really a big burden on common man. Passenger fares hiked after 10 years. Despite it, hike is very remarkable in the highlights of Rail Budget 2012.


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