Railway budget over in 20 mts, but passenger woes continue

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Railway Budget
New Delhi, Feb 12: The railway budget concluded hastily in Lok Sabha, within just 20 minutes, but paying the price for this haste were the passengers. Even as news of the railway budget were rife on television screens, a parallel news jolted the nation back yet again in the railway's state of affair.

When people demanded reformation in the railways, starting from safety from fire and for women, food, services, travel time to ticket laundering, here was a person from Gopalganj who was shocked to see seat numbers 73, 74 and 75 'reserved' for his family members. Ironically, sleeper classes have just 72 seats.(Read)

The passenger now demands his money back and bring the culprits to justice.

On a separate occasion, eight persons were hit by a few unidentified persons over seat occupancy in Muzaffarnagar, UP. The family was heading back from New Delhi to Muzaffarnagar after attending a function when the incident happened onboard Delhi-Ambala passenger train. The police has lodged an FIR against unidentified persons in this regard (Read).

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