For Shivaji Nagar, heritage clearance has also been obtained. Low passenger fares, ability to pay and potential of that to Revenue: 6. Receipts Indian Railways Page 32 of 66 Lifeline of the nation Revenue Budget — Where the rupee goes? Cleanliness, punctuality of services, safety, quality of terminals, capacity of trains, quality of food, security of passengers and ease of booking tickets are issues that need urgent attention. Alternate Financing Options Background 7. Fare — Money realized by the railways from transportation of persons.
It is one of the pillars of the nation. The Committee has estimated that for implementation of all its recommendations, primarily pertaining to rail safety, will require an expenditure of Rs. Net load, net tonnage — The weight of passengers, baggage or goods conveyed by a vehicle coach, wagon, etc. Resources for development and replacement are stressed. Lowest maintenance cost per locomotive.
Presently there are 70 works in progress costing Rs. In 2014-15, Pension outgo is estimated to grow over 17% over the previous year. It also shows that Indian Railways is perched on a precipice but is capable of flying off and attaining great heights. A mechanism needs to be put in place to determine fares and freight with specified periodicity. . Page 56 of 66 Lifeline of the nation 9.
Net-revenue traffic — Traffic conveyed by rail for the working of the railway and for which commercial tariffs are not charged. Presently, the dividend is required to be paid to the MoF at 5% of the dividend bearing capital-at-charge except the staff quarters where it is to be paid at 3. Balance other Net Tonne Kms. Railway expenditure as percentage of transport sector expenditure used to be about 56% in 7th Plan 1985-90. Major issues regarding the passenger satisfaction are availability of accommodation, transit time, punctuality, cleanliness at stations and trains, catering services and reservation facilities.
Indian Railways Page 29 of 66 Lifeline of the nation Development of Special types of wagons: 5. Cross traffic — All traffic which neither originates nor terminates on the reporting Railway or on the same section of a gauge for which the return is being prepared. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. This is quite clear from Table 16 below. This will also result in reduced reliability of assets. Customer Engagement Indian Railway Customers 4. The average speed on most of these corridors is quite low indicating severe congestion on the network.
Habibganj, Chandigarh, Bijwasan, Shivaji Nagar and Anand Vihar for which Draft Master Plans and Feasibility Reports have been prepared and are under statutory approvals with local bodies. Mechanized laundries at identified locations of different capacities. Train kilometer — Unit of measure of distance which corresponds to the movement of a train over one kilometer. Rate — Price fixed by the tariff for the conveyance of a unit of parcels, luggage and goods. Necessary approvals are being processed for obtaining Safety clearance from Commissioner of Railway Safety. The next five years should change the face of Indian Railways. In addition to this, the process of acquisition has become much lengthier and for the last about 2 years, land acquisition has practically come to a standstill.
This can be achieved by eliminating capacity bottlenecks which constrain growth, improve productivity of assets and efficiency of operations and optimal employment of its resources including human capital. The growth story of Indian Railways, over the last 64 years, is captured below. It emanates from the requirement of the growing population of the country which has already reached 125 crore. The target for the current year is only 2100 km. Railways would be required to lay down certain benchmarks for appraisal which would be acceptable to the market to enable the relevant projects to be financed.
Its network is congested and finances are not easy to come by. Running track kilometer — In addition to the route kilometrage, the extra distance of multiple tracks i. Density — The volume of traffic moving between any two points on the railway system. The annual target for passenger traffic in 2014-15 is 8,645 million, which is 2. This shall be our focal point in the next chapter. Capital-at-charge — Book value of the capital assets of the Railways. Reimbursement of this cost has been considered by Government and a Committee of Secretaries had recommended that these be reimbursed to the Railways but still remains unresolved.
Indian Railways Page 24 of 66 Lifeline of the nation Coaching operations can be made more efficient with the existing infrastructure mainly by running longer trains through augmentation of coaches in order to reduce the unit cost of operation and increase the earnings and reviewing the maintenance practices. A number of initiatives have been taken for freight customers, but there is need to a lot more. Shunting — Operation of moving a vehicle or rake of vehicles inside a station, marshalling yard or other railway installations depots, workshops, etc. Hence, other and alternate means of resources are required to be tapped for funding of bankable projects that can be executed in a short time-span. The consequential impact of the above arises in the areas network expansion, customer satisfaction, project planning and implementation and safety. Indian Railways Page 60 of 66 Lifeline of the nation Passenger kilometre — Unit of measure of passenger traffic corresponding to the conveyance of a passenger over a distance of one kilometre.
Following Sections are targeted for speed up gradation: Indian Railways Page 23 of 66 Lifeline of the nation Table 20: Sections for Speed Upgradation Railway Section Route Classification Length km Existing Speed Kmph Proposed Speed Kmph Targeted Month Likely Time saved Min. Proposal to Upgrade Passenger Trains Speed: 4. Up gradation of training institutes, running rooms and crew lobbies. At present, the share of Railways is very limited. These agreements have tried to balance the risk allocations between private and public sector. Net revenue — Difference between the gross earnings and the working expenses after the payment of dividend to General Revenues, payment to worked lines and other net miscellaneous expenditure.