Modi govt has stopped politicization of railways: Piyush Goyal


Modi govt has stopped politicization of railways: Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today said the Narendra Modi government has stopped politicisation of the national transporter unlike the previous regimes, which did so to accrue political benefits. “The previous regimes had politicized railways for political benefits. In railway budgets, several absurd announcements were made without any planning. Trains were announced in areas where there are no tracks and infrastructure.

“The Narendra Modi government has stopped the politicization of railways. Now no announcements are made without calculating the return, except in border areas where the matter of national security is concerned” he said.

Goyal, who also holds the Union finance portfolio, said the Modi government has increased the railway capex, unlike the previous governments.

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