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Railways' budget wing takes to IT to save costs  

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on February 24, 2016

The Budget Wing of the Railway Ministry has saved 12 lakh sheets of A-4 size paper and printing of 26 lakh pages, according to a release.

This is a significant contribution to the conservation of environmental resources besides financial savings by resorting to an alternative methodology for communicating budget information on Pink Book and Demands for Grants, on a need-based selective method, thereby, reducing unwanted paper communication to various field units of the Railways.

The information is being sent using IT tools – Intranet, Internet, e-mail, added the release.

Simultaneously, Indian Railways has started a new micro-site for the latest Railway Budget updates and live budget watch. It will be a one-stop shop for all Railway budget related information. One can also watch the budget live here. Its URL is http://www.railbudget2016.indianrailways.gov.in

The latest information on the rail budget 2016-17 and the current database is available on this micro-site for reference by the media and the common public.

With the advent of the electronic medium of communication, there has been a continuous emphasis on avoiding unnecessary use of paper, duly substituted by better and increasing use of computer-based communication.

Published on February 24, 2016
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