Rail Budget dedicated to janata: Mamata
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 23:50
  
New Delhi: A new express train called "Peace Express" between Kashmir and Kanyakumari is likley to be announced in the Railway budget, which Mamata Banerjee said would be dedicated to the common man.

"It is dedicated to janata as common man is our asset and strength," the Railway Minister told reporters as she gave finishing touches to the Budget 2010-11 she would present in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Refusing to say anything on the budget proposals, she said "wait for tomorrow to know everything."

Besides the Peace Express, a "Culture Express" is also slated to be announced as railways' tourism package to cover India's important heritage sites.

Expansion of Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) connecting Mumbai with Kolkata and Chennai with Mangalore are also expected to be announced in the budget.

Currently Eastern DFC is linking Delhi with Kolkata and Western DFC is connecting Delhi with Mumbai.

Railways are likely to include Kharagpur station in the list of world class railway station project. It had already announced 50 stations including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Sealdah, Banglaore, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar to be upgraded as world class station.

Besides a slew of projects for West Bengal, Mamata is likely to announce some big projects for Uttar Pradesh, sources said.

-PTI


First Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 23:50


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