New Delhi, Feb 26: Railway Budget, this year, is being looked upon for more than one reason. Being the first rail budget after the NDA government's victory at the Centre, this would be a litmus test for the ministry to meet the expectations of the people.
The pre-poll promises have to be met and it could be a do-or-die situation, especially after their Delhi assembly election debacle.
What to expect?
While railway minister Suresh Prabhu may stay clear of the populist sops, he is likely to highlight the following points:
- Better railway infrastructure due to cheaper oil prices
- No reduction in fare
- Focus on FDI ventures
- Cleanliness drives
- No new trains
- Bullet trains and AC rakes
- Make in India in railways
- Disabled-friendly railway rakes
- IT and Wifi
- Green Program
Please ensure an neat railways. At least the basic ones. #RailwayBudget2015.— Rajesh Majji (@majji_rajesh) February 26, 2015
Delhi : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu reaches Rail Bhawan pic.twitter.com/7XyffFWcQS— ANI (@ANI_news) February 26, 2015