Indian officials plan to spend more than nine-billion dollars to improve one of the world's largest railway systems. India's Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav unveiled the 2008-2009 railway budget on Tuesday.
Yadav announced plans to cut fares for travelers and reduce freight rates for petrol and diesel.
Officials are also planning a number of other improvements to the railway system, including changes to the reservation system and upgrades to facilities.
Gautam Gupta reports on how West Bengal fares in the budget.