New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday heaped praise on Railway Budget 2016-17 and congratulated Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
Stating that along with Information Technology, investment has been given importance, the PM said the budget will play a key role in the country’s rejuvenation.
He added that the Budget caters to all sections of society. “It stands out because it is infrastructure-led and employment generating budget,” added the PM.
The Railway Budget for 2016-17 today spared passengers and goods movement from any increase in tariffs while it announced introduction of three new superfast trains and creation of dedicated north-south, east-west and east coast freight corridors by 2019.
The PM noted the introduction of superfast ‘Antyodya’ express service for improving quality of travel for unreserved passenger and ‘Deen Dayalu’ unreserved coaches for the poor.
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