Rail Budget 2016: Passenger fares unchanged

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Presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in the Parliament today, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced that there will be no increase in passenger fares. Further, he announced a 33% sub-quota for women passengers in reserved categories, along with increasing the senior citizens’ lower berth quota by 50%. Also, disabled-friendly toilets will be introduced in 11 Class-A stations this year.