Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh), Feb.8 : Railway Minister Lalu Yadav today said that this year's rail budget would be 'people friendly'.
"I will be presenting the rail budget on February 26 keeping the common man in mind," Yadav said after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had laid the foundation stone of the Dahod-Indore and Chhota Udaipur-Dhar railway lines here.
The project is expected to cost Rs 1,286 crore.
Madhya Pradesh Governor Balram Jakhar, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Ministers - Kantilal Bhuriya, Suresh Pachouri and Naranjibhai Rathwa, were also present on the occasion.
According to sources, the 210 km long Indore-Dahod will cost Rs 679 crore, while 157 km Chhota Udaipur-Dhar rail line will cost Rs 609 crore.