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Thursday, January 30, 2020

NINFRIS - New, Innovative Non Fare Revenue Ideas Scheme

NINFRIS  - New, Innovative Non Fare Revenue Ideas Scheme

·         New scheme - to increase Non Fare Revenue

·         Announced by Ministry of Railways in 2018.  Click here for Railway Board letter on NINFRIS

·         Object:  Promote new ideas and concepts for enhancement of NFR (Non Fare Revenue) and improve passenger convenience on IR

·         To classify an idea/concept as innovative - a similar proposal should not have been implemented on the concerned Division before.  

·         Replication - Divisions are encouraged to report success of such ideas and give wide publicity for possible replication across Indian Railways.  

Salient features:

ü  At Divisional level
ü  DRM – Divisional Railway manager -Full powers.
ü  Nodal Officer – Branch officer of Commercial Dept (Sr.DCM / DCM)
ü  Committee of Branch Officers of Commercial Dept, Finance Dept and Dept holding the assets to be used scrutinizes the proposals received and recommended to DRM for approval.
ü  Terms & conditions of the Agreement are accepted by the such committee with the approval of DRM
ü   Savings in expenditure if any, is added notionally as “deemed earnings” for the purpose of evaluation of project.
ü  Token non Refundable application fees Rs. 1000 – should be accompanied to each proposal.  Object of levying such fees is to avoid non serious ideas/concepts.
ü  Based on the importance  of the proposal, DRMs are authorize to decide the EMD – Earnest Money Deposit of not less than Rupees 10,000 /-
ü  Projects may be executed directly by the Divisions using their own manpower or through any Railway PSU or outside agencies such as NGO – Non Governmental Organisation, SHG – Self Help Group, Cooperative society etc.
ü  Period – One year or part there of.   Can be extended beyond one year with the approval of DRM. If Extended, Licence fees for extended period may be decided depending on the realization of the earnings of the Project.


·         Should not be political or religious in nature.

·         No permanent structure should be constructed

·         Not violating the norms of aesthetics, environmental concerns, decongestion, safety and security, free movement of passengers, sanitation standards, temporary structures, fire, safety etc as prescribed under Railway rules.

Success Stories - NINFRIS

1. Paid Gaming fun zone opens at Visakhapatnam Railway Station for passenger convenience. Rs. 3.6 Lakhs per Annum. 
      2. Health check kiosk was established at Kacheguda on payment basis.