Rail Budget very disappointing, says Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday termed the 2015 Railway Budget as "very disappointing" as it only rehashed the UPA`s various initiatives.

IANS| Updated: Feb 26, 2015, 17:19 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday termed the 2015 Railway Budget as "very disappointing" as it only rehashed the UPA`s various initiatives.

"Rail Budget 2015 is very disappointing, they are only presenting old UPA`s initiatives revamped," the Congress Twitter handle quoted her as saying.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu`s first budget promises nine more high-speed trains, faster speed of existing trains, Wi-Fi at 400 stations, user-friendly ladders to mount upper berths, easier norms for unreserved tickets, 17,000 bio-toilets in trains, better connectivity in north-east, and cameras for safety of women travellers, among other things.