Rail Budget futuristic and passenger centric: Narendra Modi

By: | Updated: February 26, 2015 3:57 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed the Rail Budget as "futuristic" and "passenger centric"...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed the Rail Budget as “futuristic” and “passenger centric” and said it lays out a clear roadmap to make the national transporter the key driver of the country’s economic growth.

“RailBudget2015 is a forward looking, futuristic & passenger centric budget, combining a clear vision & a definite plan to achieve it,” he tweeted.

He said the budget is a watershed moment for Railways, marking a paradigm shift from discussing coaches & trains to comprehensive railway reform.   “I am particularly delighted that for the 1st time there is a concrete vision for technology upgradation & modernisation of the Railways,” he said in another tweet.

“Rail Budget lays out a clear roadmap to make the Railways the key driver of India’s economic growth & playing a key role in India’s progress,” Modi added.

He said the budget stands out for its focus on the common man, putting speed, scale, service and safety, all on one track.

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