Rail Budget 2014: Disposable linen, automatic doors in premier trains planned
Disposable linen in Rajdhani trains, automatic closing doors in Shatabdi and fire suppression system in passenger coaches are some of the proposals set to be announced in the Rail Budget 2014-15.
Besides, announcement of manufacturing high capacity milk van and light weight wagon for transporting salt are also likely to find mention in NDA government’s first Rail Budget on July 8.
Heeding to the demand from the manufacturing sector, the railways is also finalizing its budgetary plan to develop high capacity wagons to transport more steel coils. As per the plan, the state-run transporter is proposing to develop wagons which can carry upto 3944 tons of coils. Currently, the carrying capacity of wagons is 2346 tons.
Aiming at generating more revenue from parcel movement, the Rail Budget is likely to propose development of high capacity parcel vans.
According to sources, better passenger amenities and strengthening of safety and security in trains are likely to be focus of railway minister Sadananda Gowda in his maiden Rail Budget.
In a step towards providing better amenities and hygienic condition in trains, railways have decided to start a pilot project of providing disposable bedrolls in Bangalore Rajdhani Express.