The Railway Budget for 2016 is done and dusted. Two former Railway ministers-- Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad--and a leader of Trinamool Congress, which held the Rail portfolio thrice, today trashed the Railway Budget as "disappointing" and a "big zero". For the common man, passenger fares and freight rates remain unchanged at least for now. As the Indian Railways loses premium passengers to low cost air carriers and freight business to road sector, the viagra of cheap oil and populism provide a heady mix for Suresh Prabhu's Railway Budget 2016. Neelabh Banerjee breaks it down.
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