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Mamata for austerity drive in Railways

PTI  New Delhi, September 12, 2009
First Published: 15:43 IST(12/9/2009) | Last Updated: 15:44 IST(12/9/2009)

After Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's directive, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has given instructions to the officials of the Railway Board and zonal railways to adopt austerity measures.

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She has also asked the six ministers of state from her party, Trinamool Congress, to do the same.

"Instructions have been issued to all concerned that expenditure should be curtailed wherever it is possible," said a senior Railway Ministry official.

Mamata never travels in saloon car in trains as Railway Minister and prefers flying economy class, he said.

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