Image of Asia: Improving India's Crowded Railway System

February 26, 2015 1:06 PM

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In this photo by Bikas Das, passengers hang from the doors of the coaches of a crowded local train on the outskirts of Kolkata, India.

The railways budget unveiled Thursday by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu envisions $137 billion being invested over the next five years to modernize trains and stations, improve safety and sanitation and expand the reach of the rails in the system that serves more than 23 million passengers a day. Th...

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