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YSR welcomes rail budget 2006-07

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Hyderabad, Feb 24 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief minister Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy today said the railwa budget for 2006-07 presented by Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Parliament, would benefit the common man.

Speaking to newsmen here, Dr Reddy welcomed the decision of reducing the fares to farmers who travel by rail.

He said the budget was beneficial for the common man as there was no increase in fares and added an 18 per cent reduction in AC fisrt class and 10 per cent decrease in AC two tier fares which have been proposed.

Stating that this budget was ideal for the development of Railways, Dr Reddy opined that the budget has allocated a meagre amount to take up new projects during 2006-07in Andhra Pradesh.

UNI AP VV PAG1845

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