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!