The land where trees will be planted will remain with railways while the maintenance of trees will be a joint effort of railways, Environment Ministry and state governments.
Sponsorship of activities and events at stations, pay-and-use toilets in land outside stations, radio, video, internet,
Wi-Fi, mobile apps, interactive services like video games in railway premises are also being looked at.
To begin with the service can be availed only by passengers whose train departure timings is between 11 pm and 6 am.
Through additional resource generation, the target for finances this year was to increase 10.1 per cent to Rs 1.85 lakh crore from the earlier Rs 1.67 lakh crore.
The train offers various travel packages with fares ranging from around $3,000, and going up to nearly $24,000 (Rs 16 lakhs).
Other than redevelopment of Shivajinagar Railway Station, Prabhu also announced that electrification of the Daund-Lonavala line would be completed by June 2016.
Two hour layover of senior railway officials at Delhi airport played an ‘instrumental’ role for Indian Railway (IR) to have its first ever ‘live music’ show at the station.
Named SRESHTA (Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology and Holistic Advancement), the new entity will comprise mostly scientists and railway experts.
Railway Budget 2016: Suresh Prabhu said the railways will introduce bar-coded tickets, scanners and access control on a pilot basis on major stations.
The total project cost of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor being around Rs 98,000 crore, India will have to invest around Rs 18,000 crore to meet its part of the deal.
The inspectors, all railway employees, have been asked to visit the houses of all pensioners in this age bracket, obtain their signatures and, if possible, that of their neighbours as witnesses to certify that the beneficiary is alive.
Main railway routes touching Haryana — Delhi-Rewari, Rewari-Alwar, Lohari-Sadulpur sections spanning across Northern and North Western zones of railways — remained shut.
Most part of the expenditure to be met through extra budgetary resources.
The lowest bids (L1) for three regions quote tariff in the range of Rs 3.08-3.48 per unit, around half the average tariff of Rs 6.75 at which it procures power from state utilities currently.
This also marks part of the beginning of a new model of rail infrastructure development in India conceived and unfolded during Prabhu’s tenure as the minister.