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Feb 26, 2013

Rail Budget 2013-14: Bansal heads for Lok Sabha

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Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal heads for Lok Sabha to present the Union Railway Budget for 2013-14. He will present the railway budget today in the Lok Sabha.

The people of India are waiting to see railway budget to be presented by the railway minister today. However, the Sesex shed over 75 points before the railway budget.

Read the last year's railway budget, here


  1. Bansal is likely to announce a number of passenger friendly measures, such as improvement in catering services, development of stations and launching of several new trains.

  2. IRCTC Website is admirable and one of the best in world. It is good that it is being further upgraded and facility of making ticket booking through Cellular Phones is proposed.However, the biggest problem is provision of advance booking too much in advance. It cannot be denied that the provision of Ticket Booking, 4 months in advance is not being misused. Generally the very first day all Quotas are already full due to such fake advance bookings made by touts and agents. In practice a genuine traveler is generally able to foresee his travel program only about ONE month in advance. Therefore,provision of booking 4 months in advance promotes speculative booking. Therefore, it shall be helpful if cancellation charge is made at least 40% of Fare. This will deter people from making speculative booking.