Leader of Congress in LS Mallikarjun Kharge tells Avishek G Dastidar that their concerns about Rail Budget remain unaddressed.
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Parties also wondered whether the centre would slash fares as oil prices had fallen sharply.
The inadequacy in allocations has resulted in railways share in the country’s overall development expenditure.
Our laws do not make it easy for the poor farmer to convert his land to non-agricultural use. The process is complex and ridden with obstacles.
A few activists opined that till details of sanctioned projects came out, it would be wrong to comment.
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67 per cent increase in allocation of funds for amenities.
Rehabilitation of slums on railway land was another demand that was overlooked.
‘Railway projects will be implemented through joint ventures between Centre and respective state.’
‘Again, only a meagre sum has been allocated to pending projects.’
Mamata said: “They have already hiked rail fare after coming to power.”
Rail budget avoids the populist route, makes a good beginning by focusing on improving services.
Rail budget missed the opportunity to lay out an agenda for the future.