LIVE UPDATES: We are answerable to the consumers, this is our focus and the focus of this budget, says PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Expectations for the announcement of new trains and improvement in passenger amenities are running high as Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presents his second budget for 2016-17 in Parliament.

LIVE UPDATES: We are answerable to the consumers, this is our focus and the focus of this budget, says PM Narendra Modi

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Welcoming the Railway Budget 2016-17, FICCI President Harshavardhan Neotia said that the budget presented today is aimed at making railways the backbone of India’s overall development. Based upon the three critical strategy-pillars, the budget will provide an initiative towards improving the quality of customer experience, overcoming challenges and making railways an engine of employment generation and economic growth.The rationalization of freight policy and review of PPP policy framework would help to attract private players for transforming rail transportation and increasing the revenue, Neotia told ANI.
Taking a jibe at the BJP-led NDA Government following the presentation of Railway Budget for 2016-17 in the Parliament, former railway minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday accused the ruling dispensation of derailing the railway sector, which acted as a lifeline for all.”This Railway Budget contains nothing. The Indian Railways, which was made a ‘Jersey cow’, has seen a rise in the expenditure and fall in the income. The railway was only sector, which acted as a lifeline for all and the Modi Government has derailed railway,” Lalu told the media
On the whole, the railway budget has failed to meet the expectations of the people of Tamil Nadu, says J Jayalalithaa
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