Union minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Thursday assured that he will consider Jharkhand's demand for more trains in the next rail budget as the Railways earn a lot of freight revenue from the state.
Government came under attack in the Lok Sabha over proposals in its maiden Railway budget, with Congress describing it as an "ill-prepared" document containing "wild dreams".
Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that it was their democratic right to voice protest against `deprivation and insult` to her state.
Political parties in Tripura criticised the central government for neglecting the state in the rail budget and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of appeasing the corporate sector.
Former Railway minister and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar said that bullet trains, proposed in this year`s Railway budget, were not feasible in the country, though the concept sounded very impressive.
Taking exception to TMC disrupting the proceedings in the Lok Sabha over Rail budget, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu appealed to all political parties to maintain decency and decorum in the House.
The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Wednesday organised demonstrations across Odisha against the central government for neglecting the state the rail budget.
Congress created uproar in Rajya Sabha over the alleged leakage of Rail Budget and forced two adjournments during Question Hour on the issue.
Youth Congress workers staged a protest against the 2014-15 railway budget proposals here on Wednesday, criticizing the government for the hike in rail fares.
Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Wednesday said that the Railway Budget has been very disappointing.
Congress on Tuesday latched on to the rail budget to claim there was a "capitalist" tilt to the functioning of the Narendra Modi government and that it was bent upon privatising the railways.
Terming the rail budget as extremely disappointing for Uttarakhand, Congress on Tuesday slammed the Centre for not making any provisions in it for the hill state.
Criticising the Railway budget presented on Tuesday, the CPI(M) said that the Centre was trying to sell off the Railways to the corporates and foreign powers in the name of introduction of FDI.
Terming it as "development-oriented", Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Tuesday welcomed the railway budget.
Delhi Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against local Congress members after they held a protest outside Rail Minister Sadananda Gowda`s residence here against the railway budget.
Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said that rail budget has completely let down Maharashtra and that he was feeling "terribly disappointed" by the "apathy" of Centre towards the state.
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the railway budget, saying it lacks vision and offers nothing for the poor.
Rail minister Sadananda Gowda has announced an all-time high figure of Rs 65,445 crore for 2014-15 plan outlay.
If you believe the Railway budget presented by Sadanand Gowda was only a conventional exercise and had no new element, think again.
The number of train accidents and safety of passengers were addressed by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday with a slew of measures slated to be put into operation.
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