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Mamata promises 'pro people' Railway Budget

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Jul 1: Ahead of the Railway Budget that is scheduled to presented on Jul 3, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, Jul 1 said that the railway budget would be a 'pro-people' budget.

"It will be a pro-people budget, a simple budget, people's budget," Banerjee said after an all-party meeting.

She said that she only got 15 days to work on it, as the concerned officials were busy preparing it.

As expectation was high from the budget, she added, "The budget was being prepared in accordance with the railways present situation."

Nominal passenger fare revision, incentives on freight transport, enhanced funding for security and seasonal passes for vendors at Rs 20 are likely to be the highlights of the budget.

More trains like Garib Raths are expected to be announced.

Announcement of more rail overbridges and rail underbridges at unmanned level crossings to curb accidents may also find a mention in the budget.

Introduction of integrated security system at major stations to strengthen security might also be announced.

ANI

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