Wi-Fi fails to amuse virtual world, clean trains sought

New Delhi, Feb 26: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced slew of passenger amenities and among them was free Wi-Fi connection select trains. While the rail budget was at the top of Twitter trends, the Wi-Fi scheme amused the twitterati, who want clean trains, services like food and faster online bookings through IRCTC website.

Here is a sample of reactions to the budget:

Champuterology ‏@BolshoyBooze: Giving Free Wifi without proper amenities is like giving good quality salt with awful tasting food.

TorontoDreams ‏@TorontoDreams: From earthen pot (Kullad) to wifi, Range of imagination, #RailBudget (s) have always been interesting.

Happens In India ‏@happensinindia: Pawan Bansal we don't want Free Wifi, if possible can u get rid of cockroaches and allot special #RailBudget to eliminate them.

preetam choudhary ‏@I_PREETAM: Dear Railways, leave all #RailBudget aside, first make sure http://IRCTC.co.in works !D

Karthika Mohan ‏@Kaymenon:
Keep current ones clean before new 'Anubhutis'.

Stereotypewriter ‏@babumoshoy: Pawan Bansal could have easily offset the losses by regularising defecation-on-tracks and introducing a pay-and-use model.

Neha ‏@Nyemeria: #RailBudget 2013: Free wi-fi at railway stations soon, says Pawan Bansal. Guess, all stations will come under IIPM now onwards.

Nikhilanj P.V ‏@NikhilanjPV: #RailBudget Finally we have found some use for iPad and the like while travelling in Indian Railways!

Aayushya Rathod ‏@Aayushya_Rathod: What's the point of having new express trains when the ones that already exist are of no use!

Sri_Sri_Raman ‏@PK_PuneetKatyal:
Bettr if hygeine...cleaning...food etc were made primary concerns rather than #FreeWifi facility which in anycase would'nt work.

Sanket ‏@Puneri__: "What is Free WiFi? And how to eat it??" ~ Random Bhukkad Guy on railway station.

Ramshai ‏@conFUSEDOUTguy: All I've seen from morning is criticisms about the #RailBudget - why can't we just allow the Ministry to work n perform?

The Learning Point ‏@learning_pt: AC rakes in mumbai locals is a "cool" idea!

Sanghamitra Malik ‏@ilovehyderabad: Fares shud hv been raised n not freight charges.I wish to c better amenities,cleanliness,hygienic food n safety first!

N@G€$H ‏@deshpandeji: Challenge is to start super fast train between two metro city, fast, clean, on time & affordable to every Indian.

Sneha Mahale ‏@randomcards: Free Wifi. Good one. Love that the Railway minister has a sense of humour. It keep things interesting.

RJ Tejal Jani © ‏@RJTejalJani: Whatever is the #RailBudget but, you will never know who'll be sitting beside you in your next trip!

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