Mumbai/Kolkata, July 4 (ANI): Commuters in Mumbai, by and large, have welcomed this year’s Railway Budget, which Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee tabled in Parliament on Friday.
Most of Mamata’s 13.6 million local train commuters described the budget provisions from travel as satisfactory.
“Bandra-Kurla complex and between Churchgate-Vihar there is a lot of land left for commercial exploitation. I feel it is a good step that a pubic-private partnership will be brought out to begin work on this land. But I hope this partnership gets implemented in a time bound manner,” said Anand Mishra, a daily commuter.
Meanwhile, in Kolkata, people expressed their delight over the budget proposals.
“I feel happy to know about the rail budget. I think it has been presented for all, which include old men and women. New schemes have been initiated for the poor. There are point-to-point trains. Doctors have been provided for long distance travel. Fifty stations will be modified to international standards,” said Sanjay Singh, an office employer.
Banerjee unveiled a mix of populist measures, including cheap tickets for the poor and no increase in freight or passenger fares, as well as steps to boost the sprawling system’s efficiency and finances. (ANI)