Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda’s maiden railway budget presentation today will be the most anticipated announcement, having increased passenger fares by 14.2% hike in the pre- budget phase. His task after presenting the railway budget would be to bring back the dilapidated state of the railways to a more sturdy state.
Also it will unveil that if the new budget plan will be an invitation to private players and foreign investors as largely expected or not. The Narendra Modi-led government will shower its major attention on the Raiways was evident when Modi visited the Kashmir Valley to flag off the Udhampur- Katra rail link. PM visited Kashmir amid a shutdown called by separatists and warnings by Muslim groups not to create a separate enclave for Kashmiri Pandits.
High Speed trains, world class stations and passenger safety are likely to be the top priority. Watch the video below to know more about what the railway passengers are dealing with and what hazardous implications it can have on our life!
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