The 163-year-old Indian Railways in one of the world’s largest train network in the world and transports as many as 23 million people everyday. Its annual budget, presented today in the Indian parliament, is a closely-watched affair.

This year’s railway budget, presented by union railway minister Suresh Prabhu, builds upon the recent steps taken by the government-owned enterprise to give its vast and historic train network a much-needed technological facelift. Moving away from its traditional focus on fares and new trains, this year’s budget focused on improving customer’s travel experiences through a series of passenger-friendly initiatives. Read more…

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How India’s 163-year-old railways is using technology to modernise itself