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Parliament passes Vote on Account for Railways

The Bill had been passed by the Lok Sabha last week, but was returned by the Rajya Sabha after a debate.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 15:17 IST

The Parliament has approved the Vote on Account for Railways for Rs 18,662 crore.

TheBill had been passed by the LokSabha last week, but was returned by the Rajya Sabha after a debate.

Winding up discussions, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav assured agitated Left MPs from West Bengal that necessary steps would be taken to establish linkage of Kolkata with the East-West freight corridor announced in the Rail Budget.

He said no region would be neglected and he would personally look into demands made by various members for additional trains, gauge conversion and new lines.