On-Board Entertainment on Select Shatabdi Trains
New Delhi: The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that Indian Railways’ Delhi Division is taking up a project for introducing on-board entertainment on select Shatabdi trains on license fee basis. He said,depending on the response, the facility will be extended on all Shatabdi trains. Presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament today Shri Prabhu said, Mobile phone charging facilities would be provided in general class coaches and the number of charging facilities would be increased in sleeper class coaches.
Decentralise Powers to General Managers
The Union Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that for quick decision-making, Ministry of Railways has already delegated the power in respect of stores and works tenders to General Managers of all Zonal Railways and it intends to further delegate, de-centralise and de-regulate. Introducing the Railway Budget for 2015-16 in Parliament today he said that rules and regulations governing freight business will be simplified and made more customer friendly. For example, Railways has abolished the system of obtaining Rail Transport Clearance from the Ministry. It also intends simplifying the entire process of construction of private sidings. Shri Prabhu informed the members that Indian Railways will require new governance structures, new delivery mechanisms, extensive management reforms and transparency across the board.
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