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Railway budget is reformist, forward looking: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today described the railway budget as "reformist" and "forward looking" and said it will help in meeting competing demands. Part 1: Rail budget highlightsvideo-icon

india Updated: Feb 26, 2013 16:55 IST
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday described the railway budget as "reformist" and "forward looking" and said it will help in meeting competing demands.

"It is a reformist and forward looking budget which presents a realistic picture of railway finances," said Singh.

He said railway minister PK Bansal had done "a commendable job" in meeting competing demands of improving services and controlling expenditure.

WATCH VIDEO -- Part 2: Rail budget highlightsvideo-icon

"I compliment the minister for his innovations in critical areas of railway infrastructure and paving the way for capacity expansion," the prime minister said.