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PM Modi lauds Rail Budget, says ‘it is forward looking growth engine’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda for presenting a growth-oriented budget. (Source: AP) Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda for presenting a growth-oriented budget. (Source: AP)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: July 8, 2014 3:14 pm | Updated: July 8, 2014 4:51 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi commended a positive and modern Rail Budget, which was presented by Union Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda in the Parliament on Tuesday.

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Congratulating the Railway Minister for presenting a futuristic and growth oriented budget, the PM said the budget is a forward-looking ‘growth engine’, and will promote transparency abd integrity. “The Railway Budget is futuristic, growth-oriented and for the common people. It keeps in mind the development of India as it integrates the best of technology to benefit the common man,” Modi said.

“This Budget shows where we want to take the railways and at the same time where we want to take India through the railways,” the official Twitter account of the Prime Minister tweeted.

The Prime Minister also said that the Rail Budget aspired for better service, speed and safety.

Presenting the Railway Budget, Gowda announced plans to introduce a bullet train in Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector and setting up of a Diamond Quadrilateral network of high speed rail connecting major metros and growth centres. Increasing the speed of trains to 160 to 200 kms per hour on nine select sectors was another highlight of the budget, which proposes to allow all experimental stoppages to lapse after September this year.

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