PREVIOUS PAGE

NEXT PAGE

3k/4.00/akg-ks

߻ ן׸ (֟) : ֮ ׻֋ ׾ֳ reply ֟ , -- ו ָ ֵٕ֮ , ׸ָ ֻ֮ ׻֋, ֻ ... (־֮֬) ...

ӡ ( ֻ ֤) : ָ, ֯ߴ - ״֮֙ , ֲ ָ ֕֙ ֋, ֲ ֵԯ ִֵ ״ֻ, ָ , ָ ֋ ׻֋ ֯ ײ֮ ؙ , ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ߻ ־ ׻֟ פ ֋, ֟ ߅ ֯ߴ - ״֮֙ , ֯ ֻ ֮ ֟ , כ ֮ ִ

ֳ֬ ( פ ס־) : ָ ָ ֤ , ֤

߻ ן׸ : ָ, ultimately, ֮֮ߵ ӡ , ֯ ׻ ֺ ߅ ֲ ֕֙ , ִֵ ֤ ߅ ֤ ֤ ֮ ׻֋ ֟-֟ ֯ߴ - ֵә ֯ ִ֮ ֮ ֺ ֆ ׻֋ ֮ ֟ ߅ ָ, ֋ 6 ߮- ֻ ִ ӟָ֕ ו ׸ָ ֋ next guardian , ֮ ֈӛ ָ , ָ ֻ--ֻ ֯ ׾ָ֓ ™ ו֮ ֆ ו֮ ï ִ , , railway is a very vast field, ֯ -- adjustment ִ ֯ ָ ֯ ֮

Ultimately, ֯ : ֮־֤ ֯ ֋ , ֯ ־ և inaugurate ֋ ֮֯ פ ֻ ִ֮ adopted ֓ , ־ և ֮֜ ִ ֯ ֮־֤ ֵ (ִ֯)

SHRI RAM JETHMALANI (NOMINATED): Sir, I wont waste your time because the Prime Minister has already certified that the Ministry has worked wonderfully well and the hon. Minister has done a great job. So, I don't want to waste time praising him. But, Sir, when I say I have to take about two minutes, I only want to make a few suggestions because everything is capable of improvement.

First of all, I have to suggest that, please, replace the old dilapidated stock as early as you can. In some of the trains, your taps, your flushes, and your lavatories, nothing works. That has got to be attended to.

There is a major change which you must make. You have recently visited Europe and seen how their trains are working. At least, stop these commodes opening out into the rail tracks. That is the first important measure that you must immediately take. Then, there is so much of technology available. Again, you saw the trains in France and in Germany. You must take immediate steps to eliminate noise vibration and bumpy running of the train. I mean, you can't really sit and read a book or write a letter in one of these trains. Something has got to be done. Sir, in European trains, when they are running, you feel that they are not running on the track but as if they are two or three inches above the track and travelling through almost like some kind of an air cushion. That, you have to bring about under any circumstances.

I know that you went to Europe, but I do not know whether you went to Moscow.

ֻ ֤ : ׾ו֙ օ

SHRI RAM JETHMALANI: Now, I am not recommending the Russian trains particularly, but I am, certainly, recommending to the hon. Minister to think of the Moscow Station and the suburban stations round about Moscow. Sir, look at their architecture! Look at their sanitation! Look at their construction material! Look at the decorations and look at their priceless works of art at the stations! I mean you like to sit and squat at the station, and live there. Sir, is there one station in this whole country which can even approximate to one of the stations in Moscow? Nothing. So, kindly do something about it. There are people with money-bags sitting here to invest in Indian Railways, but there is some kind of a lethargy in your department. You must manage to get rid of that. (Contd. by 3l/pk)

PK/3L/4.05

SHRI RAM JETHMALANI (CONTD.): Sir, I don't represent any particular State; so, I have no State problem; but, I have one problem of my community. My community is very much in distress. I am talking of the Sindhis. They are very fond of travelling from Ullahasnagar..(Interruptions)..

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI): We thought you were talking about Parliamentarians.

SHRI RAM JETHMALANI: They very badly want some train to take them from Ullahasnagar to Haridwar, which really means that you won't start a train at Ullahasnagar, but you start a train at V.T. Please attend to this. They are highly spiritual persons. They are men of religion. Please look after them; they will bless you, and you will go a very long way.

Lastly, Sir, I have to say that you had wonderful ticketing arrangements in the past. You have, unnecessarily, terminated those private ticketing arrangements, and you have, somehow, adopted some other method which, on the contrary, is making you lose revenue and is causing inconvenience to the public. Go back to the old methods, and you will find a much more effective way of selling tickets and dealing with the people. Sir, I understand, -- I am almost afraid-- I heard of a proposal that hereafter you are telling the post offices to sell railway tickets. It will be a disaster. Please don't even think of this kind of a thing, you will create much more confusion. But, Sir, this is all; this is not to detract from the great work that you have done. Thank you.

(Ends)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI): Thank you very much, but it is nice to know that you get time to travel by train.

DR. BARUN MUKHERJEE (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I thank you for having permitted me to speak on this very important aspect. While supporting the Appropriation (Railways) Nos. 5 & 6 Bills, 2006, moved by the hon. Railway Minister, I would like to highlight a few aspects of the railway services. There is no doubt that there are many, many reasons to congratulate the hon. Railway Minister for his good services. It is, generally, admitted that standard of the railways has improved. But there are a lot of things to be done in this respect, and, particularly, I think, there are three major lapses: first, lack of security, secondly, irregular running of trains, and thirdly, dearth of passenger facilities. Very often, we all come across the news that there are accidents, there are dacoities and thefts within the railway compartments; there are harassment of the women passengers in the ladies' compartment, particularly, in the suburban trains, many a time, it happens. I think these are the major aspects to be looked into. I hope that the Railway Minister will take steps to curb all these things.

Another very important aspect is irregular running of trains. I think there is hardly any train which runs in time. Almost all the trains run late. It is reported that the passengers, particularly, in Germany, standing on the platform check their wrist watch time with the arrival of a train on a platform. Those trains run so accurately, but, here, there is hardly any train which runs in time. They are always late, late by hours together. It creates a lot of inconvenience, as you can well appreciate. So, I think I should mention that even during the much-condemned Emergency period in our country, people used to say, at that time, that railways ran very punctually. But, nowadays, they don't run punctually. Sir, it is a matter to be looked into with serious concern. Running of railway trains in time will bring a great pride to the railways and a great convenience to the people. (Contd. by 3M/SKC)

3m/4.10/skc

DR. BARUN MUKHERJEE (CONTD.): So, these are the major aspects to be looked into.

Next, as I mentioned, is the dearth of passenger amenities; it is no point maintaining only the toilets of AC or First Class compartments. We must look towards improving the condition of toilets in the passenger trains and even in most of the other trains. They are very dirty and in a horrible condition. Major steps must be taken in this regard for maintaining clean toilets. In our State, there is a proverb which says that the standard of living of a family could be determined by two criteria, namely, the quality of tea being served to the guests and the standard of cleanliness of toilets of the household. This is a major thing; it represents our tradition. So, major attention needs to be paid on this. Normally, this is a very neglected aspect; toilets of all passenger trains, even many of the renowned expresses, are very dirty and in very bad shape and condition. Their condition needs to be improved.

Then, for providing more facilities to the passengers, I think the railways authorities should pay attention towards introducing more sleeper coaches at lower costs for the poor people. It is very essential that more number of sleeper coaches at lower costs are provided to the people. Another thing which I think I should mention here is, the Railways could think about the very important aspect of cooperative societies being formed and run by unemployed youth. Many services of the railways could just be given to the charge of unemployed youth. They could be given the task of supplying goods and services. It would be a major help to our cooperative movement and, at the same time, help the unemployed youth. When we are not in a position to provide them employment, I think they should be encouraged to form cooperative societies and many of the railways services such as supplying of the goods and providing maintenance could be entrusted with these cooperative societies. If these steps are taken, it would be a great help to the lakhs of unemployed people of our country.

Due to paucity of time, I shall be finishing my speech just by making a few points. In particular, the MPs from West Bengal have to experience difficulty with regard to the timing of the Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani. If the timing could be adjusted so that it can reach New Delhi station definitely by 10.00 a.m., it would be helpful. We MPs very often need to travel to our constituencies and come back on Mondays. Generally the scheduled time is 10.50 a.m. but it reaches by 11.30 a.m. or 12.00 noon. It is very difficult for us to reach Parliament and attend it in time, particularly on Mondays. I think it would not be very difficult to adjust the timing; it could be done by just advancing the departure time from Sealdah; that could be done easily. I would request the hon. Minister to look into the matter.

Another thing is that in the Rajdhani Express, there is scope for much improvement in the catering services; we find that the same, stereotyped menu is being served. We must remember one thing -- any good thing cannot continue to be good if it continues forever. So, it must be imaginative. The cost need not be increased but the menus could be changed; let us get rid of the stereotyped menus being served at the Rajdhani Express. (Contd. by 3n)

Hk-mcm/3n/4.15

DR. BARUN MUKHERJEE (CONTD.): Lastly, travelling in the upper berth is simply horrible. It is very inconvenient and horrible. So, either abolish it or charge less for it. But it is horrible to travel in the upper berth. Those who travel by it, they experience how horrible it is. You must change this pattern. With all these things, I would appeal to the Railway Minister, who has done a lot of good things, to make 'No Accident' a target and run trains in exact time. If he can introduce these two things, I think, we will get enough, enough scope to congratulate him. Thank you. (Ends)

ֻ (֜) : ֮־֤ ֳ֬ , ֮־ָ, ֜ ֟ ָ߲ Ϥ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ָ߲ ׮־ ֟ ֜ ִ׮֟ , ֯ ֮ ָ ׾ָ֓ ߑןֿߑР ֋ ׮־ ֯ ֮֟ ֜ ֮֕֬ ֵ֯ ֮־ ֮֕ן ֤֯ 300 ߙ ֻ ׾ִֿ֢֮֯ ֵ֯ ֲ ָ ֤֯ ֲ ָ ֡ ־ִ֮ ׾֮֬֕ օ ֠ ־֑֙ ֮ ו ָ ִֵ ֳ ϵ ָ ֕ ָָ ӛ և ֿ ֮ ߑןֿߑ ߅ ֯ ֮־֤ ֮֯ ֯ פ ã֟ ׮ִӡ ־֕ ֣ ֯ ׬׸ þ֟ ׻֋ ֮־֤ ָ ָ և ו ָ - פ ֡ ׻ , ֵ ָ ׾ָ֓ ו֋ ֯- ֜ ϴ ָ , ִ ײֻ֯ , ֵ֯ , ָ ֛ Ù ָ ֤ ֋ ֵ֯-ײֻ֯ ߓ ָ כ ֯ ֤ ֵ ָ ׾ָ֓ ׸ ۠ ֯ Ù ָ ֤ ? ֲֻ֯ ֜ פ ֻ֑֙ ֵ֤ ֕Ԯ ֿ ֲֻ֯-ֻ֑֙ և ߑןֿߑ ֤֮ ִ օ ֯ և , פ ֮ ֻ ֮ ֮ ֻ ֡ߠ ֯ ֮ ׻֋ ֯ ִֵ ӟָ֕ ֛ ־ ֵ ֛ ֯ ֻև ֋ ו֮ ֯ פ ָ ֛ ִֵ ֣ ֓ פ ֮ ֻ ֡ ֯ , ֯ ֮ ֟ ֮֟ ֮־ָ ֻ ֵ֤ ֻ֮ , ֯ ֮֟ ֜ ֯ ִ ײֻ֯ ָ ֟ ֜ ֻ ׻֋ ָ ָ ׻֋ ֡ ׮ ׸ָ ֕ã֮ ֮ ׻֋ ד֟ ׾֬ Ϥ֮ ֋ ־ ֵ פ ֟ ֤ ֵ֤ ֮ כ ־ֿ , ֯ פ ֤ ָ֯ ׸ָ ֲ ֡ ׾֬ ߅ ֵ ׾ָ֓ ׸ (3O ָ ֿ:)

KSK/GS/4.20/3O

ֻ (֟) : ִ ֱ ߕ ֯ ֵ ׸ָ , ׻֋ ֮֟ ֯ ֮־֤ ׯ֟ ߅ ִ֟ ֕ ָָ ֯ ֲ ָ ״ֻ֟ ֯ ֳ ָ ֯ ֮֟ ֆ ֺ ִ ׮־ ֯ ֮ , ֡ ָ ֵ ֟ ָ ֻ ָߵ ִ֮ ã , ִֵ ״ֻ֮ ָ ֻ ϟ ״ֻ ֕ ݵ ֯ ׾ִָ֮֕ ֯ ֣Ԯ ֯ ָ ֺ ׾ָ֓ ֻ ֮ Ӭ ֮ ֻ ֯ ָ ׾ָ֓ ו֋ þãָ֯ ֮ , ָ ٻִֵ Ù؛ ׾ָ֓ , ֿ ֯ ָ ֺ ׾ָ֓ ֳ֬ , ֮֯ ֮ ִֵ פ ֟ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֮ , ׻֋ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (GUJARAT): Sir, I am here to support the supplementary Demands of the Railway Minister with a condition that hon. Minister also accepts my supplementary demands. Some of them will not require any expenditure. But, I take this opportunity to congratulate lakhs of Railway employees, hundreds of Railway officers, the Railway Board, and all the three Ministers in the Railway Ministry for the performance during the last two years without increasing the main passenger railway fare. At the same time, as pointed out by some of the Members, there is definitely scope for improvement. But, I will go to the specific demands of my constituency, my State, in particular, and employees and officers in general.

Sir, the Railways have accepted uni-gauge for the last many years. Western Railway is one of the most popular railway lines in the country. As far as railway lines are concerned, according to my information, the route kilometre of Western Railways is the highest. But, I am extremely sorry to go on record that it is only in Gujarat where we have got narrow gauge railway line even now. On one side, we want that metre gauge and narrow gauge may be converted into broad gauge line. But, even today, in Gujarat, we have got narrow gauge and I am informed -- I may be wrong -- that in Asia, it is only in Gujarat where narrow gauge railway lines are there. I request the hon. Railway Minister to please expedite the programme of conversion of gauge lines and particularly, I will name the railway lines which require immediate conversion from metre gauge to broad gauge. It is Ahmedabad-Botad; Ahmedabad-Udaipur; Bhavnagar-Tarapur; Patan-Mehsana. Sir, regarding Patan, some of you must be knowing that it was the capital of Gujarat State one thousand years back. It was only 700 years ago that Ahmedabad became the capital and now our capital is Gandhinagar. But, even in Gandhinagar, we do not have appropriate railway infrastructure. It requires to be linked. In fact, Gandhinagar should be linked with all districts of Gujarat and particularly with Delhi and Mumbai. So, as far as conversion is concerned, the lines are - Patan-Mehsana; then Mehsana-Taranga connecting with Abu and Ambajee; and Nadiad-Modasa connecting with Sambajee. These are specific requests as far as conversion of railway lines is concerned. I am also requesting that like Bandra in Mumbai and other stations in the Central Railway, there is great scope for making new terminals in Gujarat. One is at Sabarmati, one at Udhana near Surat; one at Maninagar near Ahmedabad; one at Vatwa; and one at Gandhinagar and Palanpur. It is one of the most important stations in North Gujarat where we have got the industry of diamond cutting in Palanpur and North Gujarat and you have got business in Saurashtra and Mumbai. (continued by 3p)

SK/4.25/3P

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (CONTD.): Palanpur requires to be connected directly with Mumbai; Palanpur requires to be connected directly with Delhi and Palanpur also requires to be connected directly with Surat by train, because thousands and thousands of people residing at Sidhpur, Unjha and Palanpur are required to go to Mumbai and Delhi, not only for visiting their families, but also for going on business trips and visiting the industry.

Sir, the people of Gujarat and the Government of Gujarat, in particular, had made many requests that a particular region known as Saurashtra is totally neglected as far as Railways is concerned. If you see the map of Gujarat, out of the 25 districts in Gujarat, 8 or 9 districts are in the Saurashtra region. Saurashtra is also a region where you have got coastal area. Sea is there. We have got the highest number of minor ports -- the world famous port at Kandla, the world famous port at Bhavnagar, the port at Jamnagar. In addition to that Pipavav and other minor ports are there. But these ports are not connected by appropriate broad gauge line. As a result, we are lacking in sending goods and entire transport income goes to the private people who are doing transportation by motors and trucks which can be given to the railways if minor ports in Gujarat are connected appropriately by the broad-gauge connection. Sir, I will take the name of a railway station near Baroda which is known as Bajwa. I am told that Bajwa is a railway station which is yielding the highest revenue in the country. In spite of that the long over due demand of Gujarat State, not only State, but the people of Gujarat has not been fulfilled. This is an administrative demand which does not require any expenditure by the Railway Ministry. And, I want that he should look into it as early as possible. The Headquarters of the Western Railways are in Mumbai; the Headquarters of the Central Railways are in Mumbai. I want to know why the Headquarters of the Zonal Western Railways cannot be shifted to Gandhinagar, cannot be shifted to Baroda. What is the reason? Similarly, there is a Mumbai Division also. Now, that Division is in between Surat and Mumbai. Only 30 kilometres are there in Mumbai. And from Dahnu to Surat, hundreds of kilometres of area is in the Surat region. So, I request that the Headquarters of the Mumbai Division may be shifted to Surat, which is an industrial city. When we demanded shifting of Zonal office from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, we were only given the Ahmedabad Division. I mean, that was a ֓ ֮ , ֮ ׻ֵօ ֻօ ִ -߮ ִ׻ ֵ ָ Ӭ ִ ־ Ù֮ , which is in the heart of the city. But, it is connected with Bhavnagar. I don't know what is the reason. A railway station at Ahmedabad city is connected with Bhavnagar. These are the administrative requests and demands.

The last but not the least, as far as employees are concerned, Railways is one of the Ministries which have not implemented the instructions of hon. Prime Minister in filling in the backlog vacancies of the Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes. When I put the question in the month of May, I was informed that 15,000 vacancies were there in the Railway Ministry, as far as backlog of SC and ST is concerned. Now I am given a reply that they are being filled in and they are all in the category of promotion. So, I request that work may be completed as early as possible.

I had also written a letter to the Railway Minister about connecting the places connected with the life and mission of Lord Buddha, because we are celebrating 2,550th year Mahaprinirvana of Lord Buddha. In spite of my letter that all places should be connected with the life and mission of Lord Buddha I have not received any reply. There should be a circuit route of Buddhist places in the country.

(Contd. by vkk-3q)

-SK/VKK-ASC/3q/4.30

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (CONTD.): I have received a reply from the Ministry. But, when a question was put by another of my colleague, the reply was given....(Interruptions)... I am just concluding, Sir. I am extremely sorry, Sir, that my party has put me last.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI): No, you have got three more speakers from your party. Please conclude.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: It is true, Sir. But, these are very important demands. I am not making demands for my own State. My friend Shri Vijay Rupani will also support me. The Railway Ministry has given an incorrect reply in this House last week. There was a question whether such a request was made or not and the reply given was that no request was made. In fact, I received a letter signed by Honourable Mr. Velu that the request was under consideration. I have also written a letter to Shri Pranab Mukherjee because for 15 kilometres of track to Nepal, you will require help from the External...(Interruptions)... Now, I am coming to Uttar Pradesh. I will make one demand for Uttar Pradesh.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: You have three more speakers and your time is over. So, kindly conclude.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: Last point, Sir. When we go from here to Meerut and Dehradun and when we cross, we touch Ghaziabad. There is an over-bridge near Mohan Nagar and Sahibabad. The road is already constructed by the State Government, but the railway bridge is not constructed. (Interruptions) I request the Railway Ministry that a railway bridge near Sahibabad-Mohan Nagar on the road from here to Dehradun may be constructed immediately.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: Thank you, thank you.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: Similarly, there is one bridge in Gujarat -- Siddhpur bridge where railway bridge is constructed, but the road is not constructed for the last four years. And the last request to the hon. Railway Minister and the other Ministers of State sitting here is, whenever you make announcement of particular work in public, it should be implemented. Otherwise, don't make announcements. In my constituency in Patan, the then Railway Minister came in the year 1996 with four other Central Ministers and said that Patan will be connected with Mehsana which was only 35 kilometres away. That assurance was made in 1996, but, even now no work has started. So, with this, I conclude that Patan may be connected with Mehsana as early as possible. Thank you. (Ends)

֮ ֤ (ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֬ , ׾׮ֵ () ܵ-5 ׾֬, 2006, ׾׮ֵ () ܵ-6 ׾֬, 2006 ִ֣Ԯ ֛ ֮֯ ֮ ָ Ϥ֮ , ׻֋ ֯ - ֳָ , ֮֮ߵ ӡ , ߮ , ִָ֓֡ ֡-סֆ ִ֬ ֜ ֟ ָߵ ߴ ֻ ֋ ϵ ϵ ֱ ָ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֲ ׾ֳ ִ ӳֻ , ֲ ָ֟, ־ ֮ ֲ ϵ ־ ֤ ϵ , ϵ , ׯ֔ ֕֙ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ָ ׮ִ ו ִ ֮֕֬ ײֵ ֮ ִ օ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ϵ ֮ ֱ , ֮֮ߵ ӡ ӡֵֻ ׬ָ , ß , ײ֟ ϵ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ϵ , ֟֯ןֿ֟ (3R/AKG ָ ֿ)

AKG/3R/4.35

֮ ֤ (֟) : ֓և ׾ָ֯ߟ ִ ֟ , ֙ ִֵ ִ֯ ֵ ֮֯ ָ פ, ׻֋ - ֮־֤ ֮֮ߵ ӡ - ֟ ֮֮ߵ ӡ Ѿ, ֮, ׻֮ ֟ ֮֟ ֲ ֮֯ ׾ֳ ֵԳָ ѳֻ , ֲ ֮֯ ֙ ָ ֮ ִ , ָߵ ֬׮ ֮֮ ִ , ָߵ ׾ ßָ ֮֮ ϵ օ ִ ׻֋ ֯ ָ߱ , ־ ָ־ Ѿ , ִ ִִ Ѿ ָ Ù֮ ֛ ו ָ ֯ ָ֮ ־ Ù֮ ו֟ ִ , ֬׮ ֮֮ ִ , ָ ָ Ѿ ־ Ù֮ , ִ , ִ ִև , ֿ ־ã , ֵֻ ־ã , ؙ , ֮ ֻ ֕֙ ֲ ֯ ָ Ϥ֮ , ִ ָ ִ ־ Ù֮ , ָ ֯ ֮ ִ ꅠ

- -߮ , ֯ ֯ ִ ꅠ ָ Ϥ ד֡ ָ־ֵ ֨ ִ ִִ ן ã֮ , ִִ ֟ ֟ ֮֮ߵ ӡ , ֟ - 2190, ֻ ֯ ֣ 2447, ִ ׮ ֯օ ֻ ״֮֙ ׻֋ ד֡ ֮֮ߵ ֳ֬ , ״֮֙ ִֵ ִִ ֻ֨, ו֮ ֤ , Ù֮ ָ ֟ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ו֮ ִ ׻ֵ , ִֵ -- 5 6 ״֮֙ ִ ꅠ

֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ָ ָ Ϥ ֤֮֯ ִ֕֜ ךѾ ò , ֻ ָ ò ֟ , ִִ , ָ ֕ ֮ ָ֯ ֻֻ ֟ ָ ׾֬ ֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ָ ־ã ִ

֯ ִ֬ ָ ׮־ י ֙ ꅠ ׮־ ֮֕֬ ָ Ϥ ֮֕֬ ֟ , ו ִ ֮։ ߓ ִ ָ ֟ , 6 7 Ӳָ ִ ָ 10 ָ ֟ ֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ׮־ ִִ ָ Ϥ ֮֕֬ ֮։ ֮ ִ , ֯ ִ Ӳָ 12 ָ ־֮ ִ

ָ ֛ ׮־ ֤ ֕ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֳָ ֟ ֮ ִ ִ֕֜ ֤֮֯ פ ִ ױ֟ ֕ , ִֵ , օ ֮֯ ִֵ ָ ִ , ߮ ֮ ״ֻ֟ 7.20 ָ ֻ֟ ִ֕֜ ֤֮֯ 11 ֕ ֟ ߓ ִִ סֵ ךև ֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ׮־ ֯ ִ ָ ֮ ִ

ֳ֬ , ֮֯ ֮ ִֵ פ, ׻֋ ֯ - ֮־֤

(ִ֯)

(3 ָ )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

* Pp 527 Onwards will be issued as Supplement.


MKS/KLG/4.40/3S

THE APPROPRIATION (RAILWAYS) NO. 5 BILL, 2006

&

THE APPROPRIATION (RAILWAYS) NO. 6 BILL, 2006 - (CONTD.)

SHRI TARINI KANTA ROY (WEST BENGAL): Sir, already, from my Party, one Member has discussed this subject. Sir, I also rise to support the Supplementary Demands for Grants. At the same time, the discussion is going on on the Appropriation (Railways) No.5 Bill, 2006 and the Appropriation (Railways) No.6 Bill, 2006. I would like to support this Bill, but, at the same time, I have some reservations, Sir, which I would like to raise here. When I took part in the discussion on the Railway Budget this year, I congratulated the Railway Minister for generating a fund balance of Rs. 11,000 crores' without raising the limit of freight and passenger fares during the year. At that time, I requested the Minister for taking care of it because a few trains had been converted into superfast trains, which was likely to cause a fare increase. That was not considered, Sir. I request the Minister to consider this thing. At the same time, Sir, the Railways have also levied a service tax on railway tickets for mail, express and superfast trains from 1st April, 2006. And the catering charges in the Rajadhani and Shatabdi trains from that time also have been increased. On this aspect, Sir, I can remind here the recommendation of the Railway Standing Committee. The Standing Committee did not approve this. I request the Railway Minister to consider the recommendation of the Standing Committee here. Sir, I would also like to mention here that now, it has been introduced that if any passenger wants to purchase a ticket at a particular station, he has to pay more money for this purpose. Any passenger who wants to have return tickets, or who wants to purchase tickets from other stations for his destination, he has to pay more money. I would request the hon. Minister to re-think about this issue.

Sir, I again thank the Railway Minister that he has already taken up the Aluabari-Siliguri gauge conversion work this time. And I also had an opportunity to hear what he announced in Lok Sabha for such dedicated freight corridor that is extended from Ludhiana to Kolkata. I thank the Railway Minister for this, but, at the same time, I would like to say here that our Railways is now facing various challenges, and also challenges from the terrorists. The episode of Mumbai blasts, the recent episode of blasts in West Bengal and at the Belakoba Railway Station in Guwahati are haunting our memory. We are to overcome this type of situations in a quick manner. I do not like to mention here about the bridge collapse that has taken place. Already, the Railway Minister has given a statement on this. Sir, I do not like to mention about that.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI): Thank you.

SHRI TARINI KANTA ROY: Now, Sir, .....

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: I thought you were concluding.

SHRI TARINI KANTA ROY: Sir, I would like to draw his attention towards several points, which are my demands. These demands I have raised several times. The first demand is regarding the New

Moinaguri-Jogigopa railway project. It needs more funds to complete the project by 2011. Number two, I raised several times the point concerning doubling of Railway New Jalpaiguri to New Bongaigaon via Jalpaiguri Road, New Cooch Behar. It has not yet been taken up.

(Contd. by 3T)

TMV-SCH/3T/4.45

SHRI TARINI KANTA ROY (CONTD.): Thirdly, I mentioned about the extension of the proposed new Haldibari-Mekhliganj project up to the important business centre at Changrabandha. Fourthly, there should be one daily train from New Cooch Bihar to Sealdah. I have raised this demand several times. Fifthly, in Tripura, the Manu-Agartala project work should be done on time. It should be completed on time.

THE MINISTER OF RAILWAYS (SHRI LALU PRASAD): You give it in writing.

SHRI TARINI KANTA ROY: Yes, I will give you this in writing. Sir, I thanked him on many aspects. At the same time, I want to mention here that the Railways are going to depend on outsourcing which I don't support because you know that since pre-independence the Indian Railways had a monolithic character. But now, during this period of globalisation, the monolithic character is being eroded. This should be taken care of. Somebody has already mentioned that, for instance, the catering section was primarily handed over to the IRCTC. Now, catering, ticketing and other works of the Railways are being given to the corporate sector. This should be stopped. You have mentioned several times that the Railways would not be privatised. We all like to see that the Railways are not privatised and the Railways should remain independent and function independently. You have generated so much of income and the Railways should depend on this fund. I conclude by thanking you again for your new proposals which have been incorporated in your Supplementary Budget. Thank you. (Ends)

ֵ֮ ֻ ָ (ָ֟): ֮֮ߵ ֳ֬ , ֮֯ ־ ׯϋ֮ ײֻ ָ ֮ פ, ׻֋ ֯ ֳָ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ׾֮֟ ָ֟ ׾ֿ߻ ֕ ו֮֟ ־ , ֲִ ֲ ׬ ֱ ֮ ֻ ׿ִ ־ ֮֮ ו ־ ׬ ֱ , ָ ֤ ֤ ׾֬֋ ֮

ָ Ù ־ ׯ֔ ߮ ֻ : ָ֮ ָ ֋ -߮ ߮ ߋ ֟ , ָ ׌ ֕ , ָ֟ ־ ִõֆ ֮ פ ֟ ֮֮ ߋ ֋, ߮-ָ ׻֋ ֋ ߮ ߮ ֯ߕ ֣ ߋ , ו ָ֟ ִõ֋ ,

ָ֟ 1700 ߙ ׬ ִ ָ , ֳ ׻֋ ߻ ֮և ֋, ו ִ֮ ֮- ֮ ׾֬ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֻ֛ ־֮֬ , ֤ ֤ ֵ֤ օ

ִ ӲӬ ׯ֔ ߮-ָ ֮ ִ ָ 30% 35% ֵ ֵ֜ , ָ ָ֕ ֟ ֟ Ӭ ִ ׻֋ ֟ ֕ ִ ָ ֕ ֻ , ׻֋ ׾֮֟ ־֮֬ ֮ , ו ִ ײ֮ ֕ ֮ , ֵ

™ ָ ֡ ִ ָ ִ ֡ ִ ָ ֮ ֮ ֻ ™ ֿ ֮ , ֮ ֲ֤֤ ™ ֮ ֛ , ׻֋ ә 70 ߙ ֮ ׬ ֛ , ׻֋ ֯ ׾֮֟ ָ ׸ ֲ ׸ ֮ ֮֟ , ™ և ׾ִָ ֵָ ™ ֮ ֋

3U ָ ָ

MCM-VK/3U/4-50

ֵ֮ ֻ ָ (֟) : ֕ ׾ִָ ֮ ߓ ֻ֟ , ֱ և ֻ֟ ָ פ ™ ׻֋, ָ ׾ָ־ֻ ־ָ֮ ֮ , ָ ֻև ֋, ו ִֵ , ߙ , ֮ ꅠ ׻֋ ׾֮֟ ָ-֣֮ ָ Ԯ ֋ Ӭָ߮, ֮֕֬ , ָ֮ ָ ױ ׻֋ ׻֋ ָָ ָ ͻ כӛ , ֕ ָָ ֮ ָ֮ ָ ױ Ӭ ָ ֲ֤֤ ֋ Ӭָ߮ ֵ ־ Ù֮ ֵ֮ ֋ ָ ֻ ָ ֣ , Ù֮ ֮ ֵ֮ ֋ ֮ ִֻ֯ ӌ֮ Ù֮ , ָ پ ٴֻ֮ פ ߮ ٴֻ֮ ׻֋ ִֻ֯ ֮ פ ֋ ו ׾֬ ֯ ָ ִֻ֯ ֯ ִֻ֯ , ׿־֯ , , ֮ ִ ֻ ֮ Ӭ ׻֋ ־ָ ֛ ֻև ֋, ו ֮-֮ ׾֬ ֕ ֻ֮ ֻ כӛ ָ ֻ ־ָ כ ֻև ֋, ו ֮, ֤֕ ׾֪٣ֵ ֵ֤ ״ֻ ïߛ ֻ ֤ Ù ו ֵ֤ ָ ֤ ֓ ֛ ֮֯ ָ Ù ֻև ָָ , ִ ֻ ֤֕ ׾֪֣ , ֻ֟ , ֵ ֜ ֵ ֕ ֛ ֯ ֟-֟ , ֵ ֻ ֵ ֮֟ ֮-֮ ֻ ׻֋ ֵ ֋ פ-ֲָ֤ ֮֕֬ 6 פ ֻ֟ ֟ פ ֵֻ ֋ ֣ ן ֜և ֋, ß ֣ ֮ և ֤ : և ә ֋

־ Ի ֟ , خ Ù , ִ־֮ Ի ׸ ֟ á ־֕ ׻֋ , ֮ פ ֋

֮-ָ ֻ֟ , Ӥ ׯ֔ ֕֙ ֕ ־ ׻֋ ״ օ ׾֮֟ ֮-ָ-֕ ־ ֻ ֮ ֕ ֡ ִ , ָ 0ָ00 Ù֮ פ ֋ סֵ ׸־֮ ׻֋ Ù ֻ ָ : ־ ָ ֮ 0ָ00 Ù֮ ֮֋, ו ָ ׾֬ ߅ ֯ ׾֮֟ 㴲և כ׾֮֕ כ׾ֻ֮֕ ָ ֵ ֋, ו ֮ ֛ ָ֮ ָ ӛ ߮ כ׾֮֕ ָ֟ ָ֮ ָ ӛ 7 כ׾֮֕ ָ֮ ָ ֵԻֵ 㴲և ™ פ ֟ ׻֋ ֋ ֲ֤֤ ׻֋ ϵ֟ ָ, ׾֮֟ ֲ֤֤ ߙ , ֲ , ׿ֵ ߙ , ֱ ָ֟

ֳ֬ ( פ ס־) : ֟ և

ֵ֮ ֻ ָ : ׮ֱ ׻ Ù , , ָ֟ ߙ ׻֋ ٴֻ֮ ֛ ֵ֮ ֋, ׮ָ֮ ׮֙ ֵ֮ ֋ ֮-ִֻ֯ ٴֻ֮ ֵ֮ ֋, ו ־ ׾֬ (3W ָ ֿ:)

GS/3W/4.55

ֵ֮ ֻ ָ (֟) : -֯ , ֮ ֛ ֤ , ֛ - ָ ָ֟ ״֡ , ֟ ֯ ָָ , ֟ ָ ӡ ֟ , ֯ ֻ ׻֋ ֻ ׾֮֟ ֯ ָ ӡ ־ ו֋ ו ֮ ׻֋ ִ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

֕߾ ㌻ (ָ™) : ֮־֤ ֳ֬ ߅ ӡֵֻ ֮ ָ ß ׾֬ ִ֣Ԯ ׻֋ ֛

ֻ ֤ : ֯ ־ ֯ ׮ָֿ ֟ ꇋ ֯ ֿ־֤ ֯ Ի־ֻ خ ־ ..(־֮֬)..

֕߾ ㌻ : ֳ֬ , ָߵ ־ ֮ ׯ֔ և ֻ ִָ֟ ֮ ִ֟׸ ָָ ִ֟׸ ӡ߅ ֳ֬ , ӳ߸ ֟ ֟ ֻ ֲָß ֕ ֮֟ օ Ͽ֮ ־ , ™ , ײָ פ פօ ײָ ִִ ָ ׾ ֮ ..(־֮֬).. Ͽ֮ ֻ֮ ֟ , ֟ ָ֮ ..(־֮֬).. 00 ֻ ? ֯ ו֋ ..(־֮֬)..

ָ : ֻ ӡ , ׯϵ ֯ ׻֋ ..(־֮֬)..

֕߾ ㌻ : ׻֋ ׮֋ ֳ֬ , ו ָ ׾ ß ֟ , ׾ ןָ ֤־ ֵ ֕ ֟ ״֌ և, כ , ײ֕׮ ֕߮ ֕߮ , ٙױ ִָ ӡ ־ ִ , -־ã , ֤ פ ָ֛ ֵ֜ ֮ , ևԆևԋ ֵ֜ ֮ ..(־֮֬).. ֯ ֮ ו֋, ֯ ֯ ..(־֮֬)..

ֳ֑ ( פ ס־) : ֕߾ , ֯ ֙ ָ ..(־֮֬).. ֯ כ- ..(־֮֬).. ֕߾ , ֯ ָ ֙ ָ ..(־֮֬)..

֕߾ ㌻ : ֮֟ ־ - ֤־ ו ֕ ֕ ևԆևԋ, ֲ֤֤ ׻֋ ָ֛ ֋ ..(־֮֬).. ו ־ ׻֋ ׸ ֵ 20 ֻ Ӥ ־ ֻ ֋, bankrupt ֋߅ כ׾֛ , ׯ֔ և ֻ ־ 13 ָ ֵ ױ ֵ פ ן ֻ֟ , 20 ָ ֵ ױ ..(־֮֬).. ֲ ִ ײ֮ ֛ ֜֋ ֆ ™ߵ ׮ֵ ֟ ֛ߋ ֻ֮ ֻ ߅ ֕ ָߵ ־ Ùֱ , ָߵ ־ ԓָ , ֕ ־ ֱ ֵ ֯ ׮ֳֵָ ־ ׻֋, ֳ ֙ ֻ ָߵ ֮ ֱ ײ֟ ָ , ׮ֵָ ߕ ֻև ֋, ֜ ꮕ ׾֬ ׻֋ ֱ ־ã 24 כ ֻև ֕ ֻ֟ ֯ ֛ ך, כ 70 ִ - (3 ָ ָ)

PREVIOUS PAGE

NEXT PAGE