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February 26, 2015

Trinamool reacts to Railway Budget 2015

Trinamool reacts to Railway Budget 2015
  •  This is a brake-fail Budget. This is a clerical and casual approach at a Budget.
  • Parliament, which is a stake holder in Railways, was not taken into confidence before making announcements on projects.
  • The Government hiked passenger fares by 25% few months back. Although Diesel prices are down, fares have not been decreased.
  • Freight rates have increased. This will have an effect on prices of essential commodities and in turn affect housewives and farmers.
  • Swachh Bharat cannot be achieved with only a broom. Ideas should also be there. Safety, anti-collision devices are all old ideas.
  • We looked at nitty-gritty of the Budget. Projects worth hundreds of crores stuck in Bengal but allocation is less than 1%.
  • There is no mention of Metro Railway projects in the Annexure of the  Rail Budget 2015
  • Bengal is already deprived. Now extra burden has been imposed on the State through State-Centre Joint Ventures. We will protest against Rail Budget 2015.