March 18, 2015
Trinamool MPs meet Rail Minister to expedite funds for pending projects in Bengal
A delegation of the All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party met the Railway Minister urging him to clear funds for pending railway projects in Bengal. The fund allocation for the State has come down sharply from Rs 10,000 Crore (in 2011-12) to Rs 3615 Crore (for 2015-16).
During a discussion on the Railway Budget, TMC MPs in both the Houses raised the issue of inadequate allocations for railway projects. In a letter to the Rail Minister, Trinamool MPs urged the Minister to address the issue on an urgent basis. If projects are stalled, people of the State will face hardship, they said.
The letter also said that the party was not asking for any new major project but, wanted the Minister to clear the existing ones. They also thanked the Minister for acknowledging the visionary contribution of Ms Mamata Banerjee, former Railway Minister during his reply on the Budget.
The letter was signed by Derek O’Brien, Leader of All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party (Rajya Sabha), Kalyan Banerjee, Chief Whip of All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party (Lok Sabha) and Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, Chief Whip of All India Trinamool Congress Party (Rajya Sabha).
Letter from AITC delegation to Railway Minister