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Rail Budget futuristic and passenger centric: Modi

The PM said the budget lays out a clear roadmap to make the national transporter the key driver of the country's economic growth

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed the Rail 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..

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He said the 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 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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First Published: Thu, February 26 2015. 15:15 IST
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