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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 26, 2015
This is a first! Railway Minister doesn't announce any new trains!! #RailwayBudget2015— Daya gadi Dandayatra (@RSKRao) February 26, 2015
Fail #RailwayBudget2015. They didn't announce more charging slots in the train. :-(— AbdulWK (@AbdulWK) February 26, 2015
Excellent Pro People Rail Budget,clear road map ahead,well drafted & confidently presented by Railways Minister Prabhu.#RailwayBudget2015— Derrick Fullinfaw (@drickfull) 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
A supplementary budget needs too be presented, this can just be called a half budget : Prem Singh Chandumajra,SAD pic.twitter.com/W6UB7hqPMt— ANI (@ANI_news) February 26, 2015
A brilliant budget, all the expenditure will be on modernizing/upgrading the Railways,which is good : Kirron Kher pic.twitter.com/HiliYfrNLT— ANI (@ANI_news) February 26, 2015
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.