Mamata for austerity drive in Railways

  • PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Sep 12, 2009 15:44 IST

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.

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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