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Fwd: [Marxistindia] LITANY OF BROKEN PROMISES IN RAILWAY BUDGET 2011



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Subject: [Marxistindia] LITANY OF BROKEN PROMISES IN RAILWAY BUDGET 2011
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LITANY OF BROKEN PROMISES IN RAILWAY BUDGET 2011



     HEAD
    PROMISES IN BUDGET 2010
    COMMENTS
    WHAT WAS SAID IN BUDGET 2011

     NEW LINES


    1000 KMS IN 2010-11
    25000 KMS IN NEXT 10 YEARS WAS PROMISED AS PART OF VISION 2020
    700 KMS TO BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 2011

     UPGRADATION OF STATIONS
    94 STATIONS WERE DECLARED AS ADARSH STATIONS
    309 STATIONS WERE DECLARED AS ADARSH STATIONS IN 2009 BUDGET
    442 ADARSH STATIONS TO BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 2011; 236 MORE STATIONS TO BE MADE ADARSH STATIONS

     WORLD CLASS STATIONS
    10 MORE STATIONS TO BE CONVERTED TO WORLD CLASS STATIONS
    50 STATIONS WERE SELECTED FOR WORLD CLASS STATIONS IN 2009 BUDGET
    NOT MUCH HEADWAY BECAUSE OF 'HIGH COSTS'

     MULTI-FUNCTIONAL COMPLEXES (SHOPPING CENTRES, RESTUARANTS, STORES, PCOS, HOTELS, MULTI-LEVEL PARKING ETC. IN STATION PREMISES)
    CONSTRUCTION OF ANOTHER 93 MFCs TO BE TAKEN UP
    CONSTRUCTION OF 50 MFCs BY IRCON AND RLDA WAS ANNOUNCED IN 2009 BUDGET
    A FEW ARE IN THE 'PROCESS OF COMPLETION'; MORE MFCs ANNOUNCED

     BOTTLING PLANTS FOR FRESH WATER
    6 BOTTLING PLANTS TO BE SET UP AT AMBALA, AMETHI, MAL, NASIK, FARAKKA AND TRIVANDRUM
    BOTTLED WATER WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PROVIDED AT STATIONS AT CHEAPER RATES
    NOT MENTIONED

     NEW TICKET CENTRES
    OPENING TICKET CENTRES AT DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS AND VILLAGE PANCHAYATS
    A PROMISE TO SELL COMPUTERIZED TICKETS FROM 5000 POST OFFICES WERE MADE IN BUDGET 2009
    NOT MENTIONED

     RAILWAY SAFETY
    ANTI-COLLISSION DEVICE (ACD) TO BE EXTENDED TO 3 MORE ZONAL RAILWAYS;

     4 PROJECTS OF TRAIN PROTECTION WARNING SYSTEM (TPWS) COVERING 828 KMS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN 2010-11
    EXTENSION OF ACD TO SOUTH, SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAYS WAS ANNOUNCED IN 2009
    'WILL BE COMMISSIONED' IN 3 ZONES; TO BE EXTENDED TO 4 MORE ZONES; NO MENTION OF TPWS

     UNMANNED LEVEL CROSSINGS
    ANOTHER 1000 LEVEL CROSSINGS WILL BE MANNED IN 2010-11
    MANNING OF 3000 UNMANNED LEVEL CROSSINGS WAS APPROVED IN 2009-10
    1500 UNMANNED CROSSINGS ELIMINATED; 2500 UNMANNED CROSSINGS TO BE MANNED NEXT YEAR

     SPORTS
    5 SPORTS ACADEMIES TO BE SET UP AT DELHI, SECUNDERABAD, CHENNAI, KOLKATA AND MUMBAI
    ASTRO-TURFS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF HOCKEY WAS ALSO PROMISED
    NOT MENTIONED

     CULTURE & HERITAGE
    RABINDRA MUSEUM AT HOWRAH; GITANJALI MUSEUM AT BOLPUR TO COMMEMORATE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF TAGORE
    SHAMBHU MITRA CULTURAL COMPLEX AT HOWRAH WAS ALSO PROMISED
    NOT MENTIONED

     HOUSING
    "HOUSE FOR ALL" RAILWAY EMPLOYEES
    TO BE PROVIDED IN 10 YEARS
    NOT MENTIONED

     HOSPITALS AND EDCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
    522 HOSPITALS AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES (INCLUDING 40 MULTI-SPECIALITY HOSPITALS), 50 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS, 10 RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS
    DEGREE COLLEGES, TECHNICAL AND MANAGEMENT INSTITUTIONS ALSO PROMISED FOR CHILDREN OF RAILWAY EMPLOYEES
    HOSPITALS NOT MENTIONED; 20 MEDICAL ROAD MEDICAL VANS TO BE PROVIDED; RVPB TO BE SET UP TO IMPROVE SCHOOL QUALITY; 20 HOSTELS FOR CHILDREN OF RAILWAY EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONED

     COACH AND LOCO FACTORIES
    NEW COACH FACTORIES AT KANCHARAPARA AND PALAKKAD; DMU FACTORY AT SANKRAIL; SECOND UNIT AT ICF CHENNAI; COACH MLR WORKSHOP AT ANARA (ADRA); LOCO FACTORIES AT MEDHEPURA AND MARHORA TO PROGRESS
    WORK ON RAE BAREILLY COACH FACTORY TO 'PICK UP'; WILLINGNESS TO SET UP COACH FACTORY AT SINGUR ALSO EXPRESSED
    FIRST COACH FROM RAE BAREILLY TO TURN OUT WITHIN THREE MONTHS; ALL OTHER PROJECTS ARE 'PROGRESSING' AND A 'CORE GROUP OF OFFICERS' ARE WORKING TO 'TAKE THEM FORWARD'

     WAGON FACTORIES
    5 WAGON FACTORIES AT SECUNDERABAD, BARDDHAMAN, BHUBANESWAR/KALAHANDI, GUWAHATI AND HALDIA
    IN JV/PPP MODE
    'ALREADY EXECUTING WORKS' OR 'ALSO TO BE TAKEN UP'

     RAIL AXLE FACTORY
    NEW RAIL AXLE FACTORY IN NEW JALPAIGURI; TWO POH/IOH WORKSHOPS FOR HIGH AXLE LOAD WAGONS IN MAHARASHTRA AND DANKUNI
    JV/PPP MODE
    'TAKEN UP'

     KISAN VISION PROJECT
    6 CARGO CENTRES FOR PERISHABLE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TO BE SET UP AS PILOT PROJECTS IN DANKUNI, MECHCHEDA, NASIK, NEW JALPAIGURI, NEW AZADPUR AND SINGUR;
    REFRIGERATED CONTAINER FACTORY IN PPP MODE IN  BUDGE BUDGE ALSO PROMISED
    MENTIONED ONCE AS BEING AMONG POLICY INITIATIVES WHICH HAVE RECEIVED 'ENCOURAING' RESPONSE

     AUTO HUBS
    AUTOMOBILE AND ANCILLARY HUBS AT 10 LOCATIONS
    .
    MENTIONED ONCE AS BEING AMONG POLICY INITIATIVES WHICH HAVE RECEIVED 'ENCOURAING' RESPONSE

     ECO PARKS
    10 ECO PARKS TO CONSERVE FOREST AND WETLANDS UNDER RAILWAYS


    .
    NOT MENTIONED



     DEDICATED FREIGHT CORRIDORS
    DFCCIL TO BE REVAMPED; LAND ACQUISITION WITHOUT INCONVENIENCE TO PEOPLE; SONNAGAR-DANKUNI SECTION OF EASTERN CORRIDOR PROJECT TO START DURING 2010-11; PRELIMINARY STUDY FOR REMAINING FOUR CORRIDORS: NORTH-SOUTH; EAST-WEST AND SOUTH-SOUTH
    'DIAMOND CORRIDOR' WAS ANNOUNCED IN BUDGET 2009
    MAIN AGREEMENT WITH JICA SIGNED FOR WESTERN CORRIDOR; BIDDING PROCESS HAS COMMENCED; WORK 'HAS STARTED' ON EASTERN CORRIDOR IN DANKUNI



     DEDICATED PASSENGER CORRIDORS
    GOLDEN RAIL CORRIDOR ANNOUNCED; 6 HIGH SPEED PASSENGER RAIL CORRIDORS OF 250 TO 350 KMPH SPEED
    NATIONAL HIGH SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY TO BE SET UP
    PRE-FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR DELHI-MUMBAI LEG TO START 'EARLY NEXT YEAR'; OBJECTIVE TO RAISE SPEED OF PASSENGER TRAINS TO 160-200 KMPH

     TRANS ASIA RAILWAY NETWORK
    RAIL LINK BETWEEN AKHAURA IN BANGLADESH AND AGARTALA IN INDIA
    AS PER AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS IN JANUARY 2010
    NOT MENTIONED

     SOCIALLY DESIRABLE RAIL CONNECTIVITY
    SURVEYS FOR 114 NEW LINES; 55 MORE NEW LINE SURVEYS CONSIDERED AS PER REQUESTS; 2 NEW GAUGE CONVERSION SURVEYS; 7 DOUBLING SURVEYS; 5 SHORT LINK SURVEYS
    5 NEW LINE SURVEYS TO NEPAL ALSO
    94 TO BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 2011; WORK TO COMMENCE IN 12TH FIVE YEAR PLAN (2012 ONWARDS) UNDER PMRVY






IF THIS IS THE RECORD VIS-À-VIS THE PROMISES MADE IN 2010, CAN WE BELIEVE IN THE PROMISES MADE IN 2011?
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