What do you expect from Railway Budget 2010?

Mamata Banerjee will present the Railway Budget 2010 today, on 24th February 2010. Rumours are that there might not be increase in passenger fares but the freight charges might go up. Also, with her focus on West Bengal elections, she might be biased towards her state.

One interesting thing is that across the TV channels and newspapers, when people were asked what are they expecting from the budget, they hoped that Mamata Banerjee did not INCREASE the fares. I hope the same. But did you notice one thing? No one requested her to DECREASE the fares, bringing to light the fact that people believe (me too) that the fares are just perfect and they do not wish to pressurize the Railway Minister with unnecessary demands. Now that people are not causing inconvenience to Mamata Banerjee, she too must add to their comfort! She claims that the budget is prepared in the best interest of the common man. Let's see!

 What do I expect from the Rail Budget?

  • Much better security 
  • Better frequency of some trains
  • Ideal railway stations will all basic amenities including most definitely super clean toilets
  • Strict measures to ensure that people do not cross tracks
  • Training to railway personnel to be polite to commuters specially senior citizens (click to read an incident)
Do drop in your comments about what you expect from the Rail Budget.

    2 comments:

    Mrinal Pentapalli said...

    i expect more trains on harbour line. i expect bigger first classes on all locals. We pay more for less space.

    vyas said...

    I HOPED THAT DIVA - VASAI ROUTE WILL GET SOME TRAIN BUT IT COUDN'T HAPPENED. THERE ARE NO INCREMENT ON TRAIN FREQUENCY FROM LAST ONE AND HALF YEAR. FREQUENCY TIME IS 4 HOURS.