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Riding India's Railways - 25 Feb 2013 
Photographer Navesh Chitrakar spent three months travelling on India's railways, documenting the world's fourth largest rail system, ahead of the indian railway budget on February 26. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation, Indian Railways, which operates 9,000 passenger trains and transports up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the budget amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. 
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February 25, 2013 
A cab driver waits for commuters outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, formerly known... 
Mumbai, India 
A cab driver waits for commuters outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station 
A cab driver waits for commuters outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, in Mumbai November 4, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013, amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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February 25, 2013 
Commuters disembark from crowded suburban trains during the morning rush hour at Churchgate railway station... 
Mumbai, India 
Commuters disembark from crowded suburban trains during rush hour at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai... 
Commuters disembark from crowded suburban trains during the morning rush hour at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013, amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A man listens to music as he waits for his train at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai December 5,... 
Mumbai, India 
A man listens to music as he waits for his train at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai 
A man listens to music as he waits for his train at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, shows a... 
Mumbai, India 
Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair shows a picture taken when he first started his job for Indian Railways... 
Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, shows a picture taken when he first started his job, at his apartment in Mumbai December 7, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A boy is pictured through a hole in a wall as he plays cricket on the railway tracks near Bandra railway... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy is pictured through a hole in a wall as he plays cricket on the railway tracks near Bandra railway... 
A boy is pictured through a hole in a wall as he plays cricket on the railway tracks near Bandra railway station in Mumbai December 12, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A man runs to catch a train at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai November 3, 2012. Almost all rail operations... 
Mumbai, India 
A man runs to catch a train at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai 
A man runs to catch a train at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai November 3, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Commuters stand at the open doorways of a suburban train as they head toward their destination in Mumbai... 
Mumbai, India 
Commuters stand at the open doorways of a suburban train as they head toward their destination in Mumbai... 
Commuters stand at the open doorways of a suburban train as they head toward their destination in Mumbai November 3, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation, Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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February 25, 2013 
A man sits on a wall near the tracks of Bandra Railway station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. Almost all... 
Mumbai, India 
A man sits on a wall near the tracks of Bandra Railway station in Mumbai 
A man sits on a wall near the tracks of Bandra Railway station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A boy washes using a pipe that supplies water to trains at Old Delhi Railway Station in Delhi November... 
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A boy washes using a pipe that supplies water to trains at Old Delhi Railway Station in Delhi 
A boy washes using a pipe that supplies water to trains at Old Delhi Railway Station in Delhi November 13, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Boys play cricket along the tracks as a suburban train passes by, near Bandra railway station in Mumbai... 
Mumbai, India 
Boys play cricket along the tracks as a suburban train passes by near Bandra railway station in Mumbai... 
Boys play cricket along the tracks as a suburban train passes by, near Bandra railway station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A train passes through slums in Mumbai December 5, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled... 
Mumbai, India 
A train passes through slums in Mumbai 
A train passes through slums in Mumbai December 5, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A train passes through slums in Mumbai December 5, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled... 
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A train passes through slums in Mumbai 
A train passes through slums in Mumbai December 5, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Commuters stand by the open doors of a suburban train as it goes over a bridge in the outskirts of Mumbai... 
Mumbai, India 
Commuters stand by the open doors of a suburban train as it goes over a bridge in the outskirts of Mumbai... 
Commuters stand by the open doors of a suburban train as it goes over a bridge in the outskirts of Mumbai November 3, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network’s finances. Picture taken November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Commuters cross the tracks to reach the other side of the platform in Allahabad October 26, 2012. Almost... 
Allahabad, India 
Commuters cross the tracks to reach the other side of the platform in Allahabad 
Commuters cross the tracks to reach the other side of the platform in Allahabad October 26, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A worker is pictured at the newly built railway track in Allahabad October 26, 2012. Almost all rail... 
Allahabad, India 
A worker is pictured at the newly built track in Allahabad 
A worker is pictured at the newly built railway track in Allahabad October 26, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Homemade alcohol containers hang from a train window as people hang from the doors and windows at Parsha... 
BIHAR, India 
Homemade alcohol containers hang from the train window as people people hang from the doors and windows... 
Homemade alcohol containers hang from a train window as people hang from the doors and windows at Parsha Bazar railway station in Bihar October 27, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A bicycle hangs from the window of a train at Parsha Bazar railway station in Bihar October 27, 2012.... 
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A bicycle hangs from the window of a train at Parsha Bazar railway station 
A bicycle hangs from the window of a train at Parsha Bazar railway station in Bihar October 27, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Empty milk containers hang from the window of a train in Uttar Pradesh November 10, 2012. Hundreds of... 
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Empty milk containers hang from the window of a train in Uttar Pradesh 
Empty milk containers hang from the window of a train in Uttar Pradesh November 10, 2012. Hundreds of milkmen travel daily by train to Mumbai from neighbouring states to supply millions of litres of milk to fulfill the city's demand. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken November 10, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Commuters struggle to board a train at Noli railway station in Uttar Pradesh November 10, 2012. Almost... 
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Commuters struggle to board a train at Noli railway station in Uttar Pradesh 
Commuters struggle to board a train at Noli railway station in Uttar Pradesh November 10, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken November 10, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Women drying clothes are reflected in the window of a train at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh October... 
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Women drying clothes are reflected in the window of a train at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh 
Women drying clothes are reflected in the window of a train at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh October 31, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Kanpur Central Railway Station is reflected on a ticket counter in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 25,... 
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Kanpur Central Railway Station is reflected on a ticket counter in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh 
Kanpur Central Railway Station is reflected on a ticket counter in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A man looks at a notice board inside the information centre at Tundla Junction railway station in Uttar... 
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A man looks at a notice board inside the information centre at Tundla Junction railway station in Uttar... 
A man looks at a notice board inside the information centre at Tundla Junction railway station in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A woman rests her child on the ticket counter as she buys a train ticket at Allahabad Railway Station... 
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A woman rests her child on the ticket counter as she buys a train ticket at Allahabad Railway Station... 
A woman rests her child on the ticket counter as she buys a train ticket at Allahabad Railway Station October 26, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
The hand of Jyoti Bhargav is pictured as she hands over tickets from the ticket counter of Tundla Junction... 
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The hand of Jyoti Bhargav is pictured as she hands over tickets from the ticket counter of Tundla Junction... 
The hand of Jyoti Bhargav is pictured as she hands over tickets from the ticket counter of Tundla Junction Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A commuter walks past a board showing the train timetable at Allahabad Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh... 
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A commuter walks past a board showing the train timetable at Allahabad Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh... 
A commuter walks past a board showing the train timetable at Allahabad Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Vendors carry food to sell inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. Almost... 
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Vendors carry food to sell inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra 
Vendors carry food to sell inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A woman brushes her teeth after her train stopped at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012.... 
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A woman brushes her teeth after her train stopped at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra 
A woman brushes her teeth after her train stopped at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
A boy drinks tea in the early morning inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24,... 
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A boy drinks tea inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra 
A boy drinks tea in the early morning inside a train at Agra Cantt Railway Station in Agra October 24, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Children travel on a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. Almost all... 
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Children travel on a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh 
Children travel on a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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February 25, 2013 
Commuters travel in a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. Almost all... 
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Commuters travel in a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh 
Commuters travel in a train heading from Agra to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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A child sits on the floor of a train heading towards Allahabad from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh 
A child sits on the floor of a train heading towards Allahabad from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh October 25, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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A man watches a film on his laptop as the train heads toward Agra from Delhi October 23, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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Commuters travel by suburban train as they head toward their destination in Mumbai 
Commuters travel by suburban train as they head toward their destination in Mumbai November 2, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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A man runs to catch a train at Church Gate Railway Station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. Almost all rail... 
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A man runs to catch a train at Church Gate Railway Station in Mumbai 
A man runs to catch a train at Church Gate Railway Station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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A porter combs his hair after taking a shower at the porter restrooms in Agra Cantt Railway Station 
A porter combs his hair after taking a shower at the porter restrooms in Agra Cantt Railway Station October 24, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, lies on a bed in the train drivers' rest area at Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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An employee works in the control room of Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair undergoes a breathalyzer test before work at Kalyan Railway Station... 
Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, undergoes a breathalyzer test, a standard procedure for all train drivers, before going to work at Kalyan Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair is reflected in a speedometer as he drives his train in Mumbai 
Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, is reflected in a speedometer as he drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair drives his train in Mumbai 
Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair drives his train in Mumbai 
Train driver Ts Unnikrishnan Nair, 60, who has been working for Indian Railways for 40 years, drives his train from Kalyan Railway Station toward Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai December 8, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances. Picture taken December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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