Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is presenting the Railway Budget 2015. He confirmed that would not be any hike in railway prices, while moving on to chalk out the blueprint that the Modi government has made for the railway system. Prabhu said that a multi-lingual web portal will be introduced, where banking facilities will also be available. Also Read - DGCA asks Jet Airways, SpiceJet to take action on sensor-related issues with Boeing 737 MAX planesAlso Read - Telecom ministry to decide on Idea Cellular's 100% FDI proposal: Suresh Prabhu
Additionally, Indian Railways will also launch an integrated customer-focused portal that will bring all Railway consumer services on a single platform. He went on to affirm that modernization of rail network, and passenger benefits were top agendas. Also Read - Startups gets 100% tax relief on up to Rs 10 crore funding from angel, other investors
One of the first initiatives announced was SMS Alerts that will let passengers know about arrival and departure of trains. He also announced e-catering services in 108 trains where you can order food through the IRCTC website. On-board entertainment facility could also be extended on Shatabdi trains.