Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be presenting Railway Budget 2015 on February 26, 2015 at 12 noon. Trains being the highly used public transportation in Mumbai, Mumbaikars are expecting a change in its functionality. Common people want the ever increasing price hike to be reduced. People are also expecting better facilities in Mumbai’s local trains. They are also looking for better conditions in the trains. Railway Budget 2015 update: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu hints cut in passenger fares unlikely in rail budget
According to common people, they want a change in the problems faced by commuters and the Railway Budget to find a solution to it. They want a change in the functionality and the more trains to be introduced that will improve people’s travel experience.
At a Railway function, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu hinting a price cut said, “We recover only 50 percent of the passenger cost from the fares, in which there is already a huge element of subsidy, benefitting them (passengers).”
In an event while flagging off new trains said that they are making efforts to redefine high-speed trains because express trains have too many stops enroute, resulting in their average speed coming down. Besides focusing on safety and security, the Railway Budget may also include ‘Make in India’ initiatives.