PM appreciates Mamata's 'pro poor' Railway budget

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Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Jul 3: Speaking on the Railway Budget 2009-10, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday, Jul 3 said that Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has done a highly competent job by presenting a pro-poor Rail budget.

Talking to reporters here, Dr Singh said, "No additional burden has been added by way of increase in freight or passenger fares."

"She has outlined a program of modernising 50 railway stations to world class standards," he added.

"A large number of amenties have been mentioned by way of using the innovative financing mechanism of public-private partnership," Dr. Singh said.

"The Railway Minister has focused on improving safety and security for passengers, thus making railway travel an enjoyable experience, he added.

ANI

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