Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today drew a parallel between the Centre’s decision to get railway infrastructure financed from resources outside the Budget to that of Santa Claus coming on Christmas eve. “Santa Claus comes only when he wishes to. He will not come when you want him to come. The railways has been waiting for Santa Claus for too long,” he said addressing a gathering after launching various infrastructure projects of the Konkan Railway simultaneously in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
“Unfortunately, the Santa Claus had many-many other children to take care of, so he did not find railway as a very attractive destination,” he said. The minister was referring to the union government’s initiative to have railway infrastructure financed by raising resources outside the Budget. Read more
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