Major Initiatives & Achievements in the Year 2019 of Railways


Best ever safety record – Zero passenger fatalities during the year; Punctuality performance for Mail/Express trains increased to 75.67%

Union Cabinet approves transformational organisational restructuring of the Indian Railways – A landmark reform initiative

Budget 2019 lays roadmap for Railways to become growth engine of the country with proposed investment of Rs 50 lakh crore till 2030

Big Thrust for Infrastructure Development – Speed of trains on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes to be raised to 160 kmph; Signaling system to be modernized;  Steady progress towards a Green Electrified Railways; Station Redevelopment on PPP Mode

Indian Railways to manufacture 44 rakes of Vande Bharat trains, Tenders floated; Record production of coaches and locomotives; 194 trains upgraded to Utkrisht standard in 2019-20

Artificial Intelligence based PNR confirmation predictor integrated with IRCTC website; First ever train run by IRCTC and not by Railways – Tejas Express starts operation between Delhi and Lucknow. Second Tejas train between Mumbai-Ahmedabad announced

Stations with High Speed free Wi-Fi cross 5500; Real Time Train Information System in collaboration with ISRO fast tracked; Complaint Management portal and application ‘RailMadad’ rolled out

Stations provided with CCTV based Surveillance System cross 500; First Railway Commando Battalion ‘CORAS’ to tackle the menace of terrorism and naxalism in Railways launched

Indian Railways rationalizes menus to further improve variety, hygiene and quality of food for its passengers; Web-based live streaming facility through CCTV extended to 40 kitchens units of IRCTC

No single use plastic material in Railways from 150th Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd Oct 2019; Total numbers of bio-toilets increase to 2,34,248 in 65,627 coaches

Dedicated Freight Corridor to be fully commissioned in phases by the year 2021; Rewari – Madar section of Western DFC and Bhadan – Khurja section of Eastern DFC completed and trial commercial runs started

E-office Project implemented over 58 establishments of Indian Railways replacing manual files by creating 72000+ Digital Files; Procurement process of Indian Railways end-to-end digitised

Successfully completed one of the world’s largest recruitment exercises; Ayushman Bharat introduced in 91 hospitals of Indian Railways


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