Impressive Railway Budget

26 Feb

The railway budget of 2007 is mostly impressive. Expected profit for 2006-2007 is 20,000 crores (approx 4.5B USD.) Here is a quick summary on Economic Times. Some of the geeky ideas are:

  • Ticket Collectors having PDAs
  • e-Ticket vending thru ATMs and petrol pumps.
  • Smart travel cards

Here are some good proposals:

  • Lower berth quota for senior citizens and women older than 45

Here are some pain points 🙂

  • Increasing sleeper class berths in a coach from 72 to 84 (it really gets crammed!)

Overall, looks good!