Railway Budget 2014: Bullet Train

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  1. pmaitra

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    Railway Budget 2014: Rail Budget to push Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train

    Source: Railway Budget 2014: Rail Budget to push Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train - The Times of India

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    You are doing the right things with the Railways, Modi. Now, do not forget the North East. They need massive Broad Gauge railway network expansion.
     
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    That is right about the NE.

    Because of the floods, India had to send relief supplies through Bangladesh to Tripura.
     
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    I was not aware of that.

    During floods, railways get washed away anyway.

    We would still have to rely on air-lift.
     
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    Relief was sent this way.

    Heli lift would be a temporary relief.

    Feeding the population till the route gets restored may take time.

    Railways alone can estimate how long it will take to repair that extensive damage.
     
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    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

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    Timesnow yesterday showed Laloo saying 'With the thick:)confused:) population density of India, it would impossible to build Bullet trains as people sleeps on railway tracks at night :shocked:"

    :lol: He used to be Railway Minister!
     
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    Timesnow yesterday showed Laloo saying 'With the thick:)confused:) population density of India, it would impossible to build Bullet trains as people sleeps on railway tracks at night :shocked:"

    :lol: He used to be Railway Minister!
     
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    Huh, when he was in the ministry, why didn't he said that. .
     
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    Rail Budget LIVE: Gowda promises bullet trains, office-on-wheels, SMS food orders\

    Union Railways Minister Sadanand Gowda starts presenting his maiden rail budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament. It would be interesting to watch if Gowda, like his predecessors, would shower special attention on his home state, or if he would go for a pan-India approach.

    Here are the highlights:
    # Rail budget speech wraps up.

    # Nizamuddin-Pune weekly: Sadanand Gowda

    # Mumbai-Ghaziabad Express weekly, said Gowda.

    # CCTV to monitor cleanliness activities, said Gowda.

    # Facility for differently-abled and elderly citizens at major stations, said Gowda.

    # 18 surveys for new lines, 10 for doubling and extension: Sadanand Gowda

    # Mumbai to get 860 state-of-the-art additional EMUs: Sadanand Gowda

    # RPF women constables to ensure security of women, said Gowda.

    # Dedicated freight corridor project for East and West will be closely monitored, said Gowda.

    # Status of ongoing projects to be available online: Sadanand Gowda

    # Railways will focus on connecting the missing link from Banihal to Katra in J&K, said Gowda.

    # Separate housekeeping wing at major stations, said Gowda.

    # 23 projects underway in Northeast, will allocate higher funds to Northeast projects: Gowda.

    # Transparency in administration will be given top priority, said Gowda.

    # Will start using bio-diesel soon, Gowda.

    # Propose to harness solar energy through PPP mode, said Gowda.

    # Propose to facilitate transport milk through trains, said Gowda.

    # We will develop stations up to world-standard: Sadanand Gowda

    # Wi-Fi in select trains, said Gowda.

    # Ultrasonic systems to detect track problems, said Gowda.

    # Moving towers, paperless offices in 5 years: Sadanand Gowda

    # Extension of logistic support to e-commerce companies: Sadanand Gowda

    # Challenges of tomorrow cannot be met with tools of yesterday: Sadanand Gowda
    # Funding continues to be the biggest challenge for railways, said Gowda.

    # Can announce new projects, but struggling railways can’t cope, said Gowda.

    # Providing education to railway staff also to be done, Gowda.

    # I propose bullet trains for Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector, said Gowda.

    # Coaches meant for ladies to be escorted by women personnel: Sadanand Gowda

    # Specially packaged trains for pilgrimage and tourist circuits: Sadanand Gowda

    # 17000 rail police constables to be deputed, said Gowda.

    # We will allow 1,20,000 users to simultaneously book online, says Gowda.

    # Railway reservation system to revamped into e-booking system, Gowda.

    # Dedicated freight corridors on eastern and western routes, said Gowda.

    # Explore the possibility of building boundary walls around stations through PPP model, said Gowda.

    # Foot overbridges, escalators at all major stations, said Gowda.

    # Ultrasonic broken rail detection system to be introduced, said Gowda.

    # Introduce, on experimental basis, RO drinking water, said Gowda.

    # Strict action against vendors if food quality not up to the mark, said Gowda.

    # Future projects to be financed on public-private partnership model: Gowda

    # FDI in railway projects, except in operations, to be attracted: Gowda

    # Set up food courts in railways to give option of giving regional foods, said Gowda.

    # Pre-booked,ready-to-eat meals in phased manner to be brought, said Gowda
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    # This state of affairs in railways needs immediate course correction: Gowda.

    # Populist projects and mismanagement have brought Railways to point of funds crunch: Gowda.

    # Focus in past has been on sanctioning projects rather than completing them: Railway Minister.

    # Indian Railways spent Rs 41,000 crore on laying of 3,700 km of new lines in last 10 years: Railway Minister.
    # Estimate for surplus seen at Rs 602 crore, said Gowda.

    # Recent fare revision to generate Rs 8,000 crore, said Gowda.

    # Railways carry only 31 per cent of freight by all means, said Gowda
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    # Social obligation of Railways in 2013-14 was Rs 20,000 crore: Gowda.

    # The tariff policy so far lacked rational approach, said Gowda

    # Railways spend 94 paisa of every rupee earned, said Gowda

    # In the last 30 years, as many as 676 projects were sanctioned, only 317 were completed and 359 remain to be completed, which now require 1,82,000 crores, said Gowda

    # Will start work on high speed network, said Gowda

    # Will try to balance social with commercial obligations, said Gowda

    # Railways are the supply-chain backbone of the Defence forces, said Gowda

    # We plan to become the largest freight carrier in the world, said Sadananda Gowda

    # Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda presents the first budget of the Modi govt

    # Union Railways Minister Sadanand Gowda has reached his office.

    Rail Budget LIVE: Gowda promises bullet trains, office-on-wheels, SMS food orders | The Indian Express
     
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    Rail Budget plans ‘Office on Wheels’

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    The Railways Ministry is planning to set up cabins equip-ped with computers, printers, internet and refreshments in a few coaches of select trains.

    In its maiden Rail Budget on Tuesday, the NDA government is likely to announce the launch of a new concept for the business traveller — “Office on Wheels”.

    According to sources, the Railways Ministry is planning to set up cabins equip-ped with computers, printers, internet and refreshments in a few coaches of select trains — mainly Shatabdis and some medium-distance AC Express trains — on a pilot basis to provide work-related amenities for corporates on the move.

    “This dedicated space would offer business travellers all the facilities they require to perform their official tasks,” said a source. The department is expected to charge a substantial amount, over and above the fare, from those who opt for the “Office on Wheels” facility.

    Sources said the Railways has already identified several routes which see a high number of business travellers. “ We feel there will be enough takers for this concept, even if they have to pay extra,” said a Railways official.

    Another announcement that Railways Minister D V Sadananda Gowda may make is the setting-up of a suburban railway network in Bangalore. With the passenger fares being increased a few days back, the Rail Budget is expected to present a stable financial position. “The focus will be on mopping up revenues and meeting financial targets,” said a source.

    Rail Budget plans ‘Office on Wheels’ | The Indian Express
     
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    Actually Lallu is himself thick and because he is thick, he covers his illiteracy with rustic humour and acts as the best clown of Indian politics.
     
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    i feel before investing so much money in bullet trains. modi sarkar should first look into the rush which aam aadmi faces. ppl of mumbai would prefer a train which has atleast a standing space instead of bullet train. you just cant board a train from dadar to cst or vice-versa in office rush hours in first attempt.

    maybe a longer train or a doubledecker train perhaps would help curb traffic. ppl of mumbai dont expect much, just make sure that every person who wants to board a train or get down should be able to do so without 50 people pushing him.
     
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    Congressi going mad outside Railway Minister's house. :pound:

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    Atlast a bullet train. There should be bullet train to every major port like mumbai, kolkata,chennai etc.
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    just waiting for a mumbai-nagpur bullet train.
     
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    Why because for presenting on bullet train & Office on wheel:taunt: , May be gowda should have asked permission with Madam & his son to present the budget he did terrible mistake which is against democracy:thumb:
     
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    These guys are out of there mind. .

    How a bullet train is possible I don't know. .
    Every rail minister says that it's on the anvil but everyone knows the fake promises are not going to fulfill.
    But all other points in the budget are achievable.. .
    Best of luck to The Indian Railways .
     
  18. मुल्लों का काल

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    The railway technology of chinese bullet train was acquired in the 1980s and early 1990s from France, Japan and Germany and “indigenised”.Saale chor.
    Should our railways do the same?
     
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    Ok on Arnab's show he exposed another scam. The UPA had a plan of 100 Projects passed for 60,000 crores but even after 10 years ONLY 1 is completed.

    Now Arnab is shouting where did the money go???
     
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    I think 200-230 kmph speed is realistic. Speeds of 300-350 kmph are possible, but overkill, and most likely, will be too expensive.
     
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    On the Delhi Agra sector there was a pilot project with train running at 190 KMPH (max).

    this is doable and needs to be done.

    30 years back Delhi-Rajdhani used to take almost 17 hours and now also it is almost the same. This is indeed shameful.
     

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