In a bid to make the Indian Railways passenger friendly, the government has proposed a number of amenities in the Railway Budget 2014-15.
Sparing passengers from a further hike in fares, Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda promised better facilities to make rail travel a better experience for people.
Besides introducing 58 new trains, the government also plans to develop 10 world-class railway stations.
The Railways will offer computer workstations on select trains upon payment and revamp the passenger reservation facility by transforming it into a next generation e-ticketing system.
Giving utmost priority to cleanliness, the budget allocation has been hiked to 40 per cent.
Automatic closing of doors in suburban and outstation trains on a pilot basis, foot over bridges, escalators at all major stations, platform shelters and toilets at major stations are other big initiatives.
The Railways plans to introduce a bullet train in Mumbai- Ahmedabad sector and plans to set up a Diamond Quadrilateral network of high speed rail connecting major metros and growth centres.
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