While presenting the Railway Budget for 2015-16 railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced that IIT Kanpur, Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be helping in providing facilities for safety and precautions at unmanned level crossing with the intention of minimizing accidents and mishaps
Prabhu also mentioned that Malaviya chair for Railway technology at IIT(BHU) Varanasi will be set up to help with respect to metal research and the chair will help in development of new materials to be used in all assets of railways.
The core focus of Suresh Prabhu’s Railway Budget 2015 on maintaining cleanliness on the lines of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, providing facilities for senior citizens, safety of women and no hike in railway passenger fares. In a surprising move, no news trains have been announced. SMS alert service has also been announced to inform about the upgraded arrival & departure timings.