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Railway budget disappoints Marathwada

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Nanded, Maharashtra, Feb 24 (UNI) Marathwada Railway Parishad (MRP) has expressed disappointment over the Railway Budget, presented by Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav, for not considering the issues of the region.

Reacting to the Railway Budget, veteran journalist and President of the MRP, Mr Sudhakar Doiphode, termed the Railway Budget 2006-2007 as ''unsatisfactory'' for the region because it has not considered the connecting of Nanded division of South Central Railway (SCR) to the Central Railway.

Mr Doiphode had suggested to the Railway Ministry to set up a committee of experts to undertake the much-needed infrastructure development in various parts of the state, especially in the backward regions like Marathwada.

Meanwhile, the Sikh community here congratulated the Railway Budget for considering their long pending demand of a new train between Purna and Patna and also making the Nanded-Sachkhand train available daily for the people instead of five days a week.

Expressing satisfaction over the two announcements, Mr Sarjitsingh Gil, President of Education Committee of Nanded Gurudwara, said that the Railway Budget 2006-2007 considered their long pending demands timely by announcing the new train.

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