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Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu presents Rail Budget

No new trains were announced in the Railway Budget today.

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu in the Parliament to present Rail Budget on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Prabhu's budget is the second rail budget of the Narendra Modi-government.(Source: Express Photo by Praveen Jain)

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu with MoS Manoj Sinha to present Rail Budget at Parliament House on Thursday. Railways will partner with private sector, PSUs and multilateral funding institutions, Suresh Prabhu said. (Source: Express Photo by Praveen Jain)

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

The financial performance of the Indian Railways was left to an annexure, while the goals, drivers and thrust areas got centre stage.

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that regulatory mechanism will be set up for deciding on tariff and disputes. (Source: AP)

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

The budget is expected to be devoid of major populist sops, as talks about raising resources by investing in infrastructure and giving shape to a host of ideas are being pushed by PM Modi. (Source: AP)

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

More general class coaches to be added in identified trains and more AC EMU services for Mumbai suburban section. (Source: AP)

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Railways will go through transformation in five years to increase track capacity by 10 per cent to 1.38 lakh km (Source: AP)

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Commuters wait to catch a train at a railway station. Tickets can now be booked 120 days ahead of travel date, instead of 60 days now, to tackle tout menace, Railway Minister said. (Source: AP)

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Suresh Prabhu while announcing the 2015 rail budget said that now the tickets be booked 120 days ahead of travel date, instead of 60 days now, to tackle tout menace. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

“I have not increased passenger fares. We are directing our efforts to make travel on Indian railways a happy experience with a mix of various initiatives,” he said as he laid out 11 major thrust areas of railways in the coming financial year. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Suresh Prabhu said that there will be more general class coaches to be added in identified trains; more AC EMU services for Mumbai suburban section. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Rail budget 2015, Ministry of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Passengers boarding the Shramjeevi Express at the New Delhi railway station on thursday, as the Railway Budget was being presented in the parliament. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)