Railway Budget 2016 : Top 15 Citizens ideas reflected in railway budget

Railway Budget 2016-17 impacted by Citizen’s proposals, suggestions and ideas : Participation of Citizen plays an important role in a vibrant democracy. MyGov, in association with Railway ministry invited ideas from citizens to be incorporated in Railway budget 2016-17 to encourage citizen’s participation. There were lots of innovative ideas that were received in the discussion. Here we are telling you some of the ideas that are reflected in railway budget proposal 2016-17 by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. MyGov has also appreciated the all citizens who actively participated in discussion.

Railway Budget 2016-17 : Top 15 Citizen Ideas in Railway Budget

Railway Budget 2016-17 citizens proposal
Railway Budget 2016-17 citizens proposal

Suggestion 1: International technological solutions

“We should adopt new international technologies like China” – Venkati, Vizag(AP)

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

 “In line with international best practices, we will rely on technological solutions for project management and monitoring”.

Suggestion 2: Reduction in tools weight

“Minimize or eliminate over load of tool kits of gang men”—Jana Basha Shaik, Hyderabad

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“We will also reduce the weight of the tools carried by the gang men while patrolling on foot through value engineering.”

Suggestion 3: Fully unreserved coaches

“A train with fully unreserved coaches should be introduced” – Sundararaj Sigamani, Tamil Nadu

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“We propose to introduce the Antyodaya Express, a long-distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service, for the common man to be operated on dense routes.”

Suggestion 4: Startup collaboration

“Railways can involve startup firms to promote travel by Railways to the various tourist spots”- Sriram Venkatanarasimhan, Tamil Nadu

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“We are setting aside a sum of Rs. 50 crore for providing innovation grants to employees, startups and growth oriented small businesses to support internal and external innovation.”

Suggestion 5: Radio networks inside trains

“All India Radio RCA jack will be provided to every berth”- Rahul Morje, Mumbai

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“We propose to invite FM Radio stations for providing train borne entertainment by installing PA systems in trains”

Suggestion 6: Training for railway staff

“Try to have special training courses for Railway staff” – Piyush Gupta, Meerut

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“Training in yoga will be imparted to our staff, especially from RPF.”

Suggestion 7:  Storage facilities at freight terminals for farmers

“I think the Government should focus on Freight and logistics. This will help our farmers in storing and moving heavy commodities from their farms to the cities”  Anil Shringi, Mumbai

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“Encourage development of cold storage facilities on vacant land near freight terminals. Local farmers and fisherman would be given preferential usage of the facility.”

Suggestion 8: Travel insurance

“Provide insurance system for the traveller, such that he can be safeguardedand given another travel option” – Dharmesh Purohit, Gujarat

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“To minimize the financial loss to passengers from such events, we are working with insurance companies to offer optional travel insurance for rail journeys at the time of booking.”

Suggestion 9: Local cuisine in trains

“’Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat’ special trains be introduced. History, culture, rich heritage of India be depicted. Most popular food and cuisine of different states be served to the tourists and visitors”- Rajkaran Singh Bhatti, Chandigarh

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“Local cuisine of choice will be made available to passengers.”

Suggestion 10: Plantations on tracks for revenue generation

“Indian Railways has more than 1,00,000 acres of land (approx.) which needs to be properly utilised for generating income. Land can be diverted towards plantations/income generating green cover enhancing activities”- Rajkaran Singh Bhatti, Chandigarh

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“Indian Railways has huge tracts of land available adjacent to its rail network. We will lease out this space to promote horticulture and tree plantation.”

Suggestion 11: Mobile application for grievance redressal

“Make a railway application, at least for complaints” – Amit Gupta

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“A mobile application to redress Railway related complaints is also being developed.”

Suggestion 12: Tourist circuit trains

“A fully air-conditioned service (preferably a daily express throughout the year or at least on the Suvidha pattern during peak/summer/winter seasons) having no stops en-route on the lines of a Shatabdi Express or Bharat Darshan or State Tirth Yatra Train or Hindu Circuit Train or Charter Train (spiritual tour with all inclusive package – confirmed rail reservation” – K Balasubramanian, Chennai

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“We will be partnering with the State Governments for operating tourist circuit trains and explore the possibility of a revenue sharing model.”

Suggestion 13: RORO Train services

“More number of RORO Train Services must be available to more cities.This will reduce the CO2 emission and increase the revenue”- Sooraj T, Kerala

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“A full-fledged market study is being undertaken and detailed supply and demand scenarios, service level and infrastructure requirements will be assessed so that an action plan to re-capture that traffic through either containerization or new delivery models e.g., Roll-on Roll-off (RORO), will be developed and implemented”

Suggestion 14:  Toilets for loco-pilots

“Railways should take steps to provide toilets in train engines as well” –  Apurva Rai, Noida

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“We will also provide toilets and air-conditioning in cabs for our loco pilots.”

Suggestion 15:  On board entertainment

“On board entertainment facilities should be available” – Saurabh Sinha, Delhi

Railway Budget 2016-17 Proposal

“Railways will offer on-board services such as entertainment, Wi-Fi, etc. through one service provider for ensuring accountability and improved customer satisfaction.”

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