Rail Budget 2015: Pick and drop facility to be provided on payment

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented Modi-led NDA government's first full-fledged budget on Thursday.

Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented Modi-led NDA government's first full-fledged budget on Thursday.

Among other things he talked about station facilities and pick and drop for passengers that would be provided on payment.

This is what he had to say:

So far, 1052 stations have been identified for upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Station under Adarsh station scheme. It is proposed to include 200 more stations under this scheme.

Online booking of retiring rooms has already been initiated. The facility of self-operated lockers would also gradually be made available at stations. It is proposed to provide concierge services through the IRCTC at major stations for the assistance of passengers for their pick up and drop. We will also provide a facility for online booking of wheel chair on payment basis for senior citizens, patients and the differently-abled passengers through IRCTC on select stations.

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