Bengaluru, Feb 26: The Rail Budget 2015 indeed was pragmatic, given the fact that the country has not been able to maintain the existing infrastructure and trying to build up on a very shaky plinth, further creating problems for the common man.
Holistically, the common man is satisfied, but the opposition ministers are not. Here are reactions from across the country over the Railway Budget.
I am particularly delighted that for the 1st time there is a concrete vision for technology upgradation & modernisation of the Railways.
I am particularly delighted that for the 1st time there is a concrete vision for technology upgradation & modernisation of the Railways.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 26, 2015
Respect Suresh Prabhu's reform minded thinking,good they haven't started new trains,but it's below average budget:AM Singhvi
Pawan Bansal, Former Railway Minister: I don't really see anything new, just continuation of previous projects
Mayawati: Many new announcements were made,but they didn't tell us how many of projects introduced in prev Rail budget have been implemented
Dinesh Trivedi: It was just a set of promises,main fine prints have not been talked about including how you will finance it
PM Modi retweets: Safety is of paramount importance. Loss of human life is too heavy a price to pay. Transformation of Railways offers great opportunity for Make In India. Committed to provide rail connectivity to the Northeastern states. We want our Railway Stations to be iconic structures reflecting the culture of that place.