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Suresh Prabhu shared the – Achievements & Initiatives of Ministry of Railways

  • Ekaki
  • July 3, 2016
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Suresh Prabhu shared the achievements of Ministry of Railways in last two year. He said that “Honorable Prime Minister’s firm belief that Indian Railway has the potential to become the backbone of India’s progress and economic development. This is the vision we all are working for at Indian Railways with you as our partner.”

He also explained how he planned to revamp the Indian Railways after taking over ministry 18 month ago.

18 months ago, when I took over the reigns of this great organization called Indian Railways, I was faced with many challenges. I had the option of making small incremental changes or go beyond business as usual. I chose the latter

Changing the perception of Indian Railways 

Indian Railways known for its substandard services across the business lines in the past, be it passenger services or be it freight services. He took the task in hand to change its perception from reactive governmnet agency to pro-active functioning agency. He planned to provide excellent services along with solving customer issues at hand. For example Indian Railways started its customer care center at war level, customer just need to file complaint and it is resolved with in no time.

Bringing in systemic changes was the need of the hour. It was important to change the perception of Indian Railways from a slow moving behemoth to a responsive modern organization. It is satisfying for me to note that we have made some progress. A lot is still to be done.

Indian Railways for AAM AADMI

Our Prime Minister has asserted many times that our Government’s priority is the commonest of common man of the country and it is with this in mind, we worked on improving the travel experience for our people. We launched a host of initiatives aimed at this.

An E-book on two year achievements of Indian Railways:
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Ministry of Railways – Achievements & Initiatives

Some of the important achievements are:

  • Commissioned record 2828 kms of broad gauge lines which is 85% higher than 2009-14
    average annual commissioning. 7.7 kms lines commissioned per day against 2009-14
    average of 4.3 kms
  • Capital expenditure in 2015-16 was about Rs. 94,000 Cr which is almost double
    the average annual capital expenditure over the previous five-year period of 2009-14
  • Electrification of 1730 kms done in the last year is a huge jump over 2009-14 annual
    average of 1184 kms
  • A responsive 24×7 complaint resolution mechanism employed through the use of social
  • Cleanliness: Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat campaign, Clean my Coach Service launched,
    third party cleanliness audits conducted for stations
  • E-catering, E-wheelchair, E-bedroll facilities launched to ensure seamless availability and
    access to these facilities
  • Ticketing: IRCTC capacity increased, Automatic ticket vending machines installed,
    cancellation of PRS tickets through cell phone launched, Vikalp scheme launched
  • Speed: India’s first semi high speed train Gatimaan Express launched, trial run of Talgo
    coaches underway
  • N-E Connectivity: Barak Valley of Assam, Agartala, Mizoram and Manipur connected to
    broad gauge
  • High speed Wi-Fi launched at various stations with a target of 400 stations by 2018
  • Environment: A provision of 1% of total project cost made in all future projects to spend
    on environment protection measures, major thrust on solar and wind energy provided,
    traditional lights replaced by environment friendly LED lights
  • 100% E-tendering implemented resulting in transparent and accountable procurement


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