Suresh Prabhu calls combined union budget ‘visionary’

Suresh Prabhu calls combined union budget ‘visionary’

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu lauded the government for presenting a visionary combined union budget, saying the provision for Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh would help railways step-up safety works.

While addressing media at Rail Bhawan on Wednesday, Prabhu said that the timing of union budget was crucial as the country witnessed two major events — demonetisation and GST.

Prabhu highlighted that the centre’s allocation of Rs 55,000 to the railways would largely be used for automation and technology.

Furthermore, safety and rail modernisation are the biggest priorities. He called improvement of rail infrastructure as a matter of global concern. Read More…

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