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Highlights of Indian railway budget 2016

Highlights of Indian railway budget 2016


Focus on speed and safety

2,800 km of new tracks to be commissioned next year

Railways to shift to completely paperless contract system next year

WiFi facility at 100 stations to be increased to 400 stations in next two years

Enhanced capacity of e-ticketing system from 2,000 tickets per minute to 7,200 per minute

North-South, East-West dedicated freight corridor proposed in Railway Budget for 2016-17

E-booking of tickets on concessional passes for journalists introduced

India's first Rail auto hub to be inaugurated in Chennai

New Year 2016 current affairs updates

New Year 2016 current affairs updates

Odd-and-even experiment for checking air pollution at New Delhi

Ravichandran Ashwin finishes 2015 as No.1 ranked bowler

UK had provided financial aid for government programmes between 2013-2015 (Rs 855.01 cr in 2013-14, Rs 601.77 cr in 2014-15 and 190.06 cr in 2015-16), to stop financial aid fom 1st January 2016

Quoting the PAN will be mandatory from 1st Jan

- For Cash payment to settle hotel bills or buying foreign travel tickets of and above Rs 50,000

- For non-luxury transactions of payment of above Rs 2 lakh in cash or through card

- Purchase of jewellery above Rs 2 lakh or immovable property above Rs 10 lakh

ABS will be mandatory for all new model two-wheelers with more than 125 cc engine from April 2017 and the existing ones from April 2018. Also, the Ministry’s notification set an April 2017 deadline for CBS in all new models of two-wheelers with less than 125cc engine and April 2018 for existing models.

List of Public welfare schemes launched in 2015

List of Public welfare schemes launched in 2015

Smart City Mission
One Rank One Pension scheme
Skill India Mission
Gold Monetisation Scheme
Atal Pension Yojana
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
Digital India Programme
Paradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana
Atal Mission for rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
HRIDAY
Sukanya Samridhi Yojana