In the Railway Budget 2016-17, the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced 7
activities to be conducted in mission mode under the umbrella of “Avataran”. These
missions are as follows:
Mission 25 Tonne
It aims to increase revenue of Railways by augmenting the carrying capacity.
To achieve this, 10-20% freight loading will be done through 25-tonne axle-load wagons in
2016-17 and target movement of 70% of freight traffic on high axle load wagons by FY 2019-
Mission Zero Accident
The mission comprises two sub-missions.
Elimination of unmanned level crossings: The target is elimination of all unmanned level
crossings on Broad Gauge in the next 3-4 years. This will reduce deaths due to accidents and
would improve throughput of the network.
TCAS (Train Collision Avoidance System): A new technology has been developed to equip
100% of the High Density Network with TCAS in the next 3 years. It will prevent head on
collisions and also improve throughput with increasing average sectional speeds.
Mission Raftaar aims at doubling of average speeds of freights trains as well as
increasing the average speed of superfast mail/express trains by 25 kmph in the next
Over the next five years, all loco hauled passenger trains will be replaced by
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