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Mamata’s rail budget promises growth with human face

Railway budget 150x150 Mamata’s rail budget promises growth with human faceWith highest ever allocation of Rs.57,630 crore ($13 billion), Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday presented the rail budget for 2011-12, promising to move fast to build a stronger railroad infrastructure while addressing the needs of the average person. From more money for better safety and several industrial parks under the public-private partnership model to new [...] Continue reading Mamata’s rail budget promises growth with human face

Mamata Banerjee starts presenting her fifth rail budget

Railway budget 5 150x150 Mamata Banerjee starts presenting her fifth rail budgetRailway Minister Mamata Banerjee began presenting the rail budget for 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha Friday with the promise of not only moving ahead faster to build a strong railroad infrastructure but also to address the needs of the average person. “We have taken a two-pronged approach. On the one hand, building sustainable, efficient, rapidly-growing [...] Continue reading Mamata Banerjee starts presenting her fifth rail budget

Railway budget highlights 4

tfe no thumb Railway budget highlights 4More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee’s budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday: * Upgraded class of air conditioned travel to be introduced shortly. * Anti-collision device, successful in North West Frontier Railway, to be extended to three more zonal railways. * Railways always been a soft target but law and order a state [...] Continue reading Railway budget highlights 4

Railway budget highlights – 3

tfe no thumb Railway budget highlights – 3More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee’s budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday: * Safety first priority; accident rate has come down. * Decision to start pilot projects to give shelter to homeless people. * Outlay of 57,630 crore for 2011-12, the highest investment in one year. * Rs.10,000 crore to be raised through [...] Continue reading Railway budget highlights – 3

Railway budget highlights 2

tfe no thumb Railway budget highlights 2Following are more highlights from Mamata Banerjee’s railway budget, presented in the Lok Sabha Friday: * First coach from Rai Bareli factory in next three months. * Work on wagon factory in Orissa to begin after land is acquired. * Railways to set up factory in Jammu and Kashmir. * To set up Metro coach [...] Continue reading Railway budget highlights 2