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Indian Railways will be backbone of country’s transport, says Suresh Prabhu

Fri January 15 2016, 11:30 pm
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    A proper and sustainable transportation sector would play a key role to fast-track India's development and economic growth, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said in the US and added that the Indian Railways would be its backbone. Here are the top points Suresh Prabhu highlighted about role Indian Railways is playing in the larger infrastructure agenda as laid down by PM Narendra Modi. (Express Photo)

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    "A proper sustainable transportation sector has potential to play a key role in India's economic growth including removal of social disparity, help reduce global greenhouse gas emission," Suresh Prabhu told a Washington audience. (Express Photo)

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    He added that railways would be the backbone of India's transportation sector. "I do not think India can achieve higher economic growth unless we put in place a strong transportation sector," Prabhu said at an event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a top American thinktank. (Express Photo)

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    Noting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government wants to make infrastructure growth a priority, Prabhu said the transportation would be the key element of the development and making a fast pace growth of the country. (Express Photo)

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    In all this strategy, Prabhu said railways would play a key part of the strategy. "Indian railways has a very low carbon footprint, has a vast network of railroad and is all set to expand its network across the country," he said. (Express Photo)

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    Early this week, Prabhu said the ministry decided to connect capitals of all the eight states in North-East with rail network in the "next four-five years." Railways is one transportation sector, Prabhu said, will combine the social dimension and is environment friendly. He said India wants to involve the US in its modernisation of the railways. (Express Photo)

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    India is already working with more than a dozen countries in this regard. He is scheduled to meet World Bank officials and the US Transportation Secretary during his current trip to the American capital. Efforts are also being made to revamp the customer service including new seats, reservation system and food quality. (Express Photo)

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    "About 27 million people travel by railways every day. We started the new process on putting it on tweeter. We are able to solve complaints on a real time basis. We need to have a completely responsive system in place," he said. (Express Photo)

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    Rail Budget 2016 expectations: The forthcoming Rail Budget 2016, to be presented by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on February 25, must focus more on passenger services and amenities, including safety and punctuality by Indian Railways, said an online survey by a social media platform. (Express photo)

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    "Things are changing. Changing for better, But, a long way to go... In the next five years, we are going to double the money that being invested today," said Suresh Prabhu. (PTI)

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    Mallikarjun Iyyer
    Jan 16, 2016 at 12:40 pm
    hey prabo! we all are aware of it! But what's ur ministry upto? Can you make our journey's more delightful, hey praboh! Praboh vidyutgamini pateh, please make our journey more pleasant! Please give us at least value for our hard earned money! increasing fares is pinching our pockets! lack of proper services is affecting our journey! illegal ticketl paa-shen-jars are spelling doom to our country's backbone. What will happen if the backbone is broken. Please proboh, vidyut gaminini sureshpateh, Will you take care of our journey and improve our inteaction with embloyees. Well you r busy but do not make our journey messy! and make only kushy kushy so that when we go to heaven we can tell people to return to earth and travel in Indian railway if they feel bored.
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