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Rail Minister danced to the tunes of the times for PPP model
To increase efficiency, sufficiency and equity in Indian Railways the proposals of Rs 1.49 lakh crore with surplus of 6 paisa were necessary and the rail minister Sadanand Gowda has danced to the tunes of the times in terms of public-private partnership (PPP) model which is the only practical solution with peripheral mode.

The reservation of tickets for the first class AC should be available to income tax payers only and rest of the people should pay 30 per cent extra.

The foreign investment in railways is all right, if it come with latest technical knowhow instead of second hand technology for which there is a strong case to withdraw this provision under foreign trade policy.

For increased number of daily travelers, there was an urgent need of toilets in EMUs. An electric multiple unit or EMU is a multiple unit train consisting of self-propelled carriages, using electricity as the motive power.

There is no scheme for improving the capabilities of railway staff for improving economic vitality with honesty of purpose for serving the 75 percent of the public transport and 90 percent of fright in entire India. Budget is a political exercise more than financial one for improvement in railways where the ministry of finance and planning commission used to have greater say.

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