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Rail Budget 2016: Read Suresh Prabhu's complete speech!

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu On Thursday Presented The Rail Budget 2016 For The Common Man And Called It 'passenger Centric'. He Emphasised On The Need Of A Balanced Budget For Those Residing In Rural And Urban Areas.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Devika Chhibber | Updated on: 25 Feb 2016, 04:04:02 PM

New Delhi :

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented the Rail Budget 2016 for the common man and called it 'passenger centric'. He emphasised on the need of a balanced budget for those residing in rural and urban areas. 

Read his complete speech here:

Full Speech of the Minister for Railways 2016-17 by News Nation

Prabhu's Budget focused on capacity creation in the rail sector, with an increased outlay of about Rs. 1.21 lakh crore.

He also laid emphasis on completion of the ongoing projects rather than announcing new ones.

His main focus was on extending 2015's measure, while passenger fares remained the same.

Prabhu's announcements included India's first rail auto hub, boost to e-catering, connectivity to North-East and Wi-Fi in railway stations.

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First Published : 25 Feb 2016, 03:11:00 PM