Railway Budget

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The first Union budget of independent India was presented by R. K. Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947

"Chidambaram to present his 7th Budget on Feb. 29". The Hindu. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2008-02-22.

Railway

Here is the list of the new proposals in the Railway Budget 2012-13 that railway minister Dinesh Trivedipresented in Parliament on Wednesday. 

Annual Plan 2012-13: Highest ever plan outlay of Rs 60,100 cr       
1 Gross Budgetary Support - Rs 24,000 cr 
2 Railway Safety Fund - Rs 2,000 cr   
3 Internal Resources - Rs 18,050 cr   
4 Market Borrowing - Rs 15,000 cr;  PPP - Rs 1,050 cr   
5 725 km new lines, 700 km doubling, 800 km gauge conversion and 1100 km electrification targeted in 2012-13    6 Rs 6,872 cr provided for new lines, Rs 3,393 cr for doubling, Rs 1,950 cr for gauge conversion, Rs 828 cr for electrification 

Budget Estimates 2012-13  

1 Freight loading of 1025 MT, 55 MT more than 2011-12  
2 Passenger growth - 5.4%    
3 Gross Traffic Receipts  - RS 1,32,552 cr i.e. 27.6% increase over RE, 2011-12   4 Ordinary Working Expenses - Rs 84,400 cr    
5 Appropriation to DRF at Rs 9,500 cr and to Pension Fund at Rs 18,500 cr     6 Dividend payment estimated at Rs 6,676 cr  
7 Loan of Rs 3,000 cr taken in 2011-12 to be fully repaid along with interest     8 Operating Ratio estimated at 84.9%

Tariff Proposals  

1 Setting up of Railway Tariff Regulatory Authority to be considered   2 Passenger fares increased by 2 paise per km for suburban and ordinary second class; 3 paise per km for mail/express second class; 5 paise per km for sleeper class; 10 paise per km for AC Chair Car, AC 3 tier and   First Class; 15 paise per km for AC 2 tier and 30 paise per km for AC I   3 Fares to be rounded off to the next nearest five rupees   4 Minimum fare and platform tickets to cost Rs 5  

5 Fuel Adjustment Component (FAC) in fares contemplated 

Green initiatives  

1 Setting up of 72 MW capacity windmill plants in...
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