Thursday, July 02, 2009

It will be a pro-people Budget, a simple Budget, people's Budget

“It will be a pro-people Budget, a simple Budget, people's Budget," Banerjee said.

The Budget in a way would reflect Mamata's vision for the Railways in the coming years and means of generating resources for key projects.

High expectations on her agenda would be the completion of Kashmir rail link project. She is expected to carry out some review in passenger fares and put aside off super fast charges that have come in for flak. She may perhaps also announce changes in the Tatkal system to make it more passengers friendly.

Filling up of unoccupied posts in the RPF and modernizing the task force along with on condition that special training to the forces in vision of the superior security threat insight is also likely in the budget.

The usual announcement of new trains and new lines are in the budget speech, more weight could be given on passenger amenities. There are complaints against non-availability of food at reasonable rate at railway stations and in addition the quality of food available in trains.

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