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Railway Budget 2016: No fare hike, increase in quota for senior citizens and women

The Union Railway Budget 2016-17 focused on capacity creation in the rail sector, with an increased outlay of about Rs. 1.21 lakh crore, and on completion of the ongoing projects rather than announcing new ones.

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Overnight double-decker train Uday Express to be introduced on busiest routes, carrying capacity to be 40 per cent more. (Source: Photo by Tashi Tobgyal New Delhi

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Railways to increase lower berth quota for senior citizens by 50 per cent. (Source: REUTERS/Anindito

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We intend to take up on priority provision of passenger amenities and beautification of stations at pilgrimage centres, says Prabhu (Source: PTI)

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33 pc reservation to women in reserved quota in Railways will be introduced. (Source: Express archive photo)

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Cleaning of coach on demand to be introduced; Disabled enabled toilet in 11 Class-A stations this year. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

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Two elevated suburban railway corridors - Churchgate-Virar and CST-Panvel to be constructed in Mumbai; Ring railway covering 21 stations to be revived with state participation. (Source: Express Photo by Anand Singh)

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Porters to not be called "coolies" but be called "sahayaks" now; will be trained in soft skills. (Source: Express Photo by Sahil Walia)

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Railways to monetise land on tracks by leasing out for horticulture and tea plantation. (Source: Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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Bar-coded tickets to be introduced at select stations on pilot basis. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)