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Budget 1998-99
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Railway Budget - Highlights Part I(a)
Railway Budget - Highlights Part I(b)
Railway Budget - Highlights Part I(c)
Railway Budget - Highlights Part II
Speech - Part I(a)
Speech - Part I(b)
Speech - Part I(c)
Speech - Part I(d)
Speech - Part II
Budget at a glance

No increase in second class mail, express and ordinary train fares
Second class season ticket fares to remain unchanged
4 per cent uniform increase on freight rates of all commodities
25 per cent concession in freight rates up to 50 km
Freight charges up 4 per cent for all parcels luggage
Sleeper and upper class fares for all trains rationalised by linking it to second class mail/express fares
Rajdhani/Shatabdi fares to be revised
Minimum distance for charge for travel in upper class of mail and express trains to be revised to uniform 100 km
Proposals to hike fares, freight charges to yield Rs 900 crore (freight Rs 700 crore, fares Rs 200 crore)
Minor increase in classification of washed coal and caustic soda liquor
Freight loading target set at 450 million tonnes
Passenger traffic to grow by 8.5 per cent
Other coaching and sundry other earnings to increase by 5 per cent
Gross traffic receipts estimated at Rs 32,411 crore
Ordinary working expenses estimated at Rs 25,740 crore
Pension liabilities estimated at Rs 3,300 crore
Appropriation to depreciation reserve fund of Rs 1,589 crore
Total working expense estimated at Rs 30,283 crore
Net traffic receipts Rs 2128 crore
Net miscellaneous receipts Rs 430 crore
Net railway revenue projected at Rs 2,558 crore
Dividend to general revenues increased to Rs 1,914 crore
Excess Rs 644 crore, short of plan requirement by Rs 1,121 crore
Rs 900 crore to be mobilised additionally with Rs 221 crore to be met by draw down and interest in capital fund


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