Highlights of the Railway budget presented by Mamata Banerjee in Parliament on Wednesday:
Concession of Rs 100 on freight rates of food grains for domestic use, kerosene, fertlizer
Survey will be conducted to connect Sealdah and Howrah stations in West Bengal
Karmaboomi train for working class Bharatt threeth train to commomorate Rabindranath Tagores birth 150th anniversary.
Matribhumi special trains for women
Andaman and Nicobar Islands to get railway line from Port Blair to Diglipur Velachery-St.Thomas Mount MRTS link by 2012 New suburban trains for Chennai Stations to be named after Bhagat Singh, Mother Teresa, Tipu Sultan, Bahadur Shah Zafar
RPF to have women battalion Railways to have master plan for North Eastern region
Insurance facilities for licensed porters as part of railways corporate social responsibility
Kashmir role link to be extended to Sopore
Rs 1,302 crore provided for passenger amenities Freight loading target for 2010—11 fixed at 944 million tonnes Several new lines announced.
New train service to Dhaka, Bangladesh from Agartala.
Gross traffic receipt for 2010—11 pegged at Rs 94,765 crore High—speed dedicated passenger corridors to be constructed Revenue from non—core business of Railways to go up from Rs 150 crore to Rs 1%2