This Article is From Jul 08, 2014

Railway Budget 2014: Ongoing Rail Projects in Bengal, Bihar to Continue

Railway Budget 2014: Ongoing Rail Projects in Bengal, Bihar to Continue

Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda (L) and Minister of State for Railway, Manoj Singha hold up their briefcases at Parliament before presenting the railway budget in New Delhi on July 8, 2014.

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  • Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda today said West Bengal and Bihar would be the major beneficiaries of the Rail Budget as it focuses on completion of ongoing projects.
New Delhi:

Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda today said West Bengal and Bihar would be the major beneficiaries of the Rail Budget as it focuses on completion of ongoing projects.

His comments came soon after Trinamool Congress MPs created furore in the Lok Sabha charging the NDA government with completely ignoring the eastern part of the country.

"More ongoing projects are in West Bengal and Bihar than any other states. Many new projects and major projects are for these two states," he said.

Referring to the furore created by TMC members in the House, he said, "It does not look nice to raise objections."

Allaying apprehension about the fate of ongoing projects in the NDA regime, Mr Gowda said, "All ongoing projects will be going on."

Railways has also increased outlay for projects in the northeast. We have earmarked Rs 5,116 crore outlay for projects in the northeastern states which is 54 per cent higher than the previous year.

Railways has announced launching of new 37 new express trains besides introducing 8 new passenger and 10 DEMU and 2 MEMU services.

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