New Delhi, Jul 3: Mamata Banerjee is all set to present her 'pro-people' the Railway Budget 2009-10. After nine years, Banerjee will present her third and the big Railway Budget amid expectations of fare revision, more Garib Raths and of course the Rs 20 monthly passes for the commuters that she promised earlier.
According to sources, Kashmir rail link project and putting the dedicated freight corridor project on fast track are the things that are on the high priority.
However, since the time she said that this time railways will have a 'humane' face to it, the people are expecting big fare revisions, waive off superfast charges . She is also expected to make changes in the Tatkal scheme to make it more passenger friendly.
It is now a popular perception that the railway budget this time would be a quiet affair as opposed to the brouhaha of Lalu Prasad Yadav's presentation. Apart from this there are specualtions if there will be a shift from Bihar to Bengal on the agenda. All the questions can only be answered when the Railway Minister tables her budget on Friday, Jul 3.