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#Budget2014— Rail Budget to benefit common man: Arunendra Kumar

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 10:54am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: ANI

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Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar today said that detailed planning has been done to benefit common man from the Railway Budget.

Kumar told ANI, "What we would like to show in this budget is the use of technology for the benefit of common man in almost all areas of working. Issues related to ticketing, catering, safety, punctuality or any other related area will be looked after."

"The presidential address has laid down the directives for the railway budget and what we will be seeing is the manifestations of these directives of the Prime Minister. The budget is for the benefit of common man, same kind of vision will be shown in this budget," he added.

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The Railway Budget for 2014-15 will be presented today by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda.

In Kerala, daily commuters said they expect the government to charge normal fares and to provide enhanced facilities. Ramachandran, apassenger, said, "I want more coaches on key routes to avoid rush."

Last month, the government hiked rail passenger fare and freight fares by 14.2 percent and 6.5 percent respectively. 

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