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Railway Budget 2016: What Mumbaikar's want from Suresh Prabhu

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    and artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sculpture on on Rail budget 2016 with message India's life line at Puri beach of Odisha

    and artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sculpture on on Rail budget 2016 with message India's life line at Puri beach of Odisha

  • Railway Budget 2016, Railway Sector,Budget 2016, Suresh Prabhu, Mumbai, Railway Ministry, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Railway Corporation, Central Railway, Western Railway, Harbour Line
    Commuters travel in a suburban local train of Western Railway on the eve of the Railway Budget

    With over double the number of passengers squeezed during peak hours, the biggest demand in the budget this year is for more trains for a decent commute.

  • Railway Budget 2016, Railway Sector,Budget 2016, Suresh Prabhu, Mumbai, Railway Ministry, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Railway Corporation, Central Railway, Western Railway, Harbour Line
    Commuters travel in a suburban local train of Western Railway on the eve of the Railway Budget in Mumbai

    Students like us suffer because of crowds and to stop this, we need more coaches," said a 'Mumbaikar' when asked about his commuting experience in the local trains.

  • Railway Budget 2016, Railway Sector,Budget 2016, Suresh Prabhu, Mumbai, Railway Ministry, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Railway Corporation, Central Railway, Western Railway, Harbour Line
    Commuters travel in suburban local trains of Western Railways on the eve of the Railway Budget in Mumbai

    For senior citizens, the struggle for space is even more exhausting. "I am 73 and during peak hours it's very difficult. A separate coach for senior citizens should be provided along with those dedicated for the specially-abled," said a commuter

  • Railway Budget 2016, Railway Sector,Budget 2016, Suresh Prabhu, Mumbai, Railway Ministry, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Railway Corporation, Central Railway, Western Railway, Harbour Line
    Commuters wait to board trains at a railway station on the eve of the Railway Budget in Mumbai

    Mumbai's suburban railway network carries over 75 lakh people daily. Shockingly, since 2001, 51,000 such people have lost their lives. On an average, 3,400 passengers are killed on Mumbai's tracks annually.

  • Railway Budget 2016, Railway Sector,Budget 2016, Suresh Prabhu, Mumbai, Railway Ministry, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Railway Corporation, Central Railway, Western Railway, Harbour Line
    Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu give final touches to the Railway Budget 2016 in his office

    Every day 10 commuters are dying on tracks due to overflowing trains. Today, in a train they are packing commuters of 10 to 15 stations

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