PM Modi lauds Prabhu’s ‘extraordinary’ rail budget

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised the Railway Budget proposals for 2016-17, describing it as an impeccable step to ensure the nation’s growth.

“In last year’s budget, we have seen lot of success, and this budget is an effort to further improve on this, along with IT, investment has been given importance,” Prime Minister Modi said.

“This budget will enhance the ‘Navnirman’ of the nation,” he added.

Prime Minister Modi further said that cleanliness, passenger comfort, and technological upgradation have been the core agenda of the last two railway budgets.

“The railway budget of 2016 would have an extraordinary impact on nation’s economy and would go a long way in country’s development,” he added.

“I don’t want to criticise the budgets of earlier governments, but in this budget, investment has seen a two and half time jump. I congratulate Suresh Prabhu and Team Railway for this budget,” he added.

Railway Minister Prabhu presented the Indian Railways budget proposals to overcome challenges by reorganizing, restructuring and rejuvenating Indian Railways with the slogan “Chalo, Milkar Kuch Naya Karen'”.

The strategy for this will have three pillars that is Nav Arjan – New revenues, Nav Manak – New norms, and Nav Sanrachna – New Structures. (ANI)