12 July, 2016

Achievements of Indian Railways 2016

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 24x7 complaint resolution mechanism employed through the use of social
        media

  • 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
        process.

  • Detailed Report: htt p://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/prd/downloads/Two_Years_
    Performance_Report.pdf 
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