Day in pics (Feb 26, 2013)

Porters watch the live telecast of Rail Budget presentation in the Lok Sabha, at New Delhi Railway Station. (PTI)
Porters watch the live telecast of Rail Budget presentation in the Lok Sabha, at New Delhi Railway Station. (PTI)
There is no increase in parcel and luggage rates. However cancellation charges increased for all classes between Rs 5 and Rs 50. Tatkal charges in AC-2 tier and Executive class increased by Rs 100; AC-3 tier increased by Rs 50; AC Chair car from Rs 25 to Rs 50; sleeper class raised by Rs 15 to Rs 25. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
There is no increase in parcel and luggage rates. However cancellation charges increased for all classes between Rs 5 and Rs 50. Tatkal charges in AC-2 tier and Executive class increased by Rs 100; AC-3 tier increased by Rs 50; AC Chair car from Rs 25 to Rs 50; sleeper class raised by Rs 15 to Rs 25. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
PM Manmohan Singh has complimented Bansal for his 'innovations' in critical areas of Railway infrastructure and paving the way for capacity expansion. However, SP and BSP slammed the budget, saying it was anti-poor and ignored areas of Uttar Pradesh. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
PM Manmohan Singh has complimented Bansal for his 'innovations' in critical areas of Railway infrastructure and paving the way for capacity expansion. However, SP and BSP slammed the budget, saying it was anti-poor and ignored areas of Uttar Pradesh. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
Union Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal with family at his residence before  presenting the Rail Budget 2013-14 in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
Union Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal with family at his residence before presenting the Rail Budget 2013-14 in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
12th Plan railway size to be Rs 5.19 lakh crore, with gross budgetary support of Rs 1.94 lakh crore. Rs one lakh crore to be raised from public-private partnership, Rs 1.05 lakh crore through internal resources, says Railway Minister P K Bansal. (AP)
12th Plan railway size to be Rs 5.19 lakh crore, with gross budgetary support of Rs 1.94 lakh crore. Rs one lakh crore to be raised from public-private partnership, Rs 1.05 lakh crore through internal resources, says Railway Minister P K Bansal. (AP)
Identification of 104 stations for upgradation in places with more than one million population and of religious significance, says P K Bansal. Free wi-fi facility to be provided in select trains. (AP)
Identification of 104 stations for upgradation in places with more than one million population and of religious significance, says P K Bansal. Free wi-fi facility to be provided in select trains. (AP)
Railways will use Aadhar data base for bookings and validation of passengers. Common rail-bus ticket to be introduced for Katra-Vaishnodevi pilgrims. New train Azadi Express to places linked with the freedom struggle to be introduced, fares to be concessional.(AP)
Railways will use Aadhar data base for bookings and validation of passengers. Common rail-bus ticket to be introduced for Katra-Vaishnodevi pilgrims. New train Azadi Express to places linked with the freedom struggle to be introduced, fares to be concessional.(AP)
47,000 vacancies for weaker sections and physically challenged to be filled up soon.(AP)
47,000 vacancies for weaker sections and physically challenged to be filled up soon.(AP)
Union Railways Minister P K Bansal poses for a photo while giving final touches to the Railway Budget 2013-14. (PTI)
Union Railways Minister P K Bansal poses for a photo while giving final touches to the Railway Budget 2013-14. (PTI)
Members of a tribal community sing and dance on the auspicious day of ‘Magh Purnima’ in West Bengal. (PTI)
Members of a tribal community sing and dance on the auspicious day of ‘Magh Purnima’ in West Bengal. (PTI)
Devotees cross the bridge across the Yamuna river at sunset on 'Maghi Purnima' during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad. (AP)
Devotees cross the bridge across the Yamuna river at sunset on 'Maghi Purnima' during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad. (AP)
Devotees travel by an over crowded train to take bath at Rajghat Narora on the occasion of Sharad Purnima in Chandausi. (PTI)
Devotees travel by an over crowded train to take bath at Rajghat Narora on the occasion of Sharad Purnima in Chandausi. (PTI)
A three-year-old sits in an open suitcase filled with clothes as his mother wheels it along the side of a highway in Mumbai. (Reuters)
A three-year-old sits in an open suitcase filled with clothes as his mother wheels it along the side of a highway in Mumbai. (Reuters)

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