Rail Budget Forward Looking, Futuristic and Passenger Centric: PM

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The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Thursday appreciated Railway Budget 2015, presented by the Union Minister for Railways, MR Suresh Prabhu.

"Railway Budget 2015 is a forward looking, futuristic and passenger centric budget, combining a clear vision and a definite plan to achieve it," PM Modi said in an official statement. Click to know the Highlights of Railway Budget 2015.

Rail Budget Forward Looking, Futuristic and Passenger Centric: PM

He said that this is a watershed moment for Railways, marking a paradigm shift from discussing coaches and trains to comprehensive railway reform.

I am particularly delighted that for the first time, there is a concrete vision for technology upgradation and modernisation of the Railways.

"The Railway Budget lays out a clear roadmap to make the Railways the key driver of Indias economic growth, playing a key role in Indias progress.

Railway Budget 2015 stands out for its focus on the common man, putting speed, scale, service and safety, all on one track," the Prime Minister said.

Story first published: Friday, February 27, 2015, 12:50 [IST]
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