PREVIOUS HOUR

2d&2e/2.10&2.15/rg-ks-hms

The House reassembled after lunch at

ten minutes past two of the clock,

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI KALRAJ MISHRA) in the Chair.

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THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI KALRAJ MISHRA): Shri Praveen Rashtrapal.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (GUJARAT): Thank you, Mr. Vice-Chairman, Sir.

Sir, I am going to speak on the Railway Budget and because I am from the Congress Party I would utilise this opportunity to reply to a very senior colleague from the NDA, Shri Venkaiah Naidu.

SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: That is the duty of the Minister, Sir.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: No, Sir. I am going to give him a reply on the Railway Budget. He levelled the allegation against the Congress Party and the Congress Government that they had not done anything during their rule of 45 years. That is highly objectionable. He is a political leader. He is a very senior leader. He was a party president. He was also the Minister. I would not go into the details of what the Congress has done. But when we are talking of the Railway Budget, we must remember that the Railways came into being a hundred years ago. The first train between Mumbai and Thane was started approximately a hundred years ago. Now, we have the Southern, the Northern, the Western and the Central Railways, but, in British days, it was only B.B.C.I., that is, the Bombay-Baroda-Central India railway. That was the main train which started from the Bombay Central Station and which came to Baroda; and subsequently it was extended also. The historical building of the Victoria Terminus which was built a hundred years ago is made of sandstone which was brought from Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. But if we come to the period after Independence, the first Indian railway track in the Taunus Mountains was built between Ahmedabad and Udaipur. That famous train, which ran between Mumbai and Pune, passing through the Ghats, was built during the British regime. But after Independence, it was the Congress Government which constructed the 250 km. railway track of the Western Railway, from Ahmedabad to Udaipur, where the track passes through the mountains. That was the work done during the Congress regime. You should not forget our illustrious people who were Railway Ministers during the Congress rule, including Lal Bahadur Shastri and we should pay our respects to them. I mean, you just cannot say that the Congress has not done anything. Congress has nine Navratnas like BHEL, ONGC, IPCL and so on. I can go on giving the names. One of them, the IPCL, which was constructed by the Congress, has assets worth Rs. 66,000 crores and it was sold away by the NDA. I mean, let us not make such accusations on party lines. Who constructed the Bokaro Steel Plant? Who constructed the BHEL? Who constructed the Mathura Refinery? (Interruptions)

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SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: Who constructed the Ganga Sagar Project? Who constructed the Narmada Project? (Interruptions)

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SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: Sir, he is a very senior leader and he was also the president of his party. Let us not criticise any party in this. Let us talk of the Railway Budget.

I now come to the Railway Budget. (Interruptions)

 

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(Followed by 2f/tdb)

TDB/SCH/2F/2.20

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: Last but not the least, with due respect to the hon. Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singhji, it was he who introduced the New Economic Policy in his Budget of 1991. I want to know one thing from my senior friend whether the NDA followed the same Economic Policy or they had another economic policy during their regime. I mean, let us be very serious. I can say that the only difference between the Congress and the BJP is on the principle of secularism. We created Gandhi and they * ...(Interruptions)...

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SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: *

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SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: * ...(Interruptions)...

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN : It is not going on record. ...(Interruptions)... ֯ ֮ ׾ֵ ָ ׻֋ ...(־֮֬) ׻֋ ...(־֮֬) ֯ ֱ ־ ֕֙ ָ ׻֋ ..(־֮֬) ׸ ָ ֋ ....(־֮֬) , ߕ ֯ և ...(־֮֬) Ͼ , ֯ ׻֋ ...(־֮֬) ֯ ך, ך ...(־֮֬) ׸ ָ ֋, ֯ ך ..(־֮֬)

SHRI PRAVEEN RASTRAPAL: Sir, I will confine myself to the Railway Budget. ...(Interruptions)...

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SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: Sir, I will obey your orders. ...(Interruptions)... I will obey your orders. ...(Interruptions)...

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* Not recorded.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: Sir, now I will confine myself to the Railway Budget. One thing is that the Railway, Posts and Telegraph and Defence are services. These are the three departments in our country which are providing the most essential services to the countrymen. I will further say that the Railway is a symbol of Indian integrity and Indian unity. Integrity is not a commercial department or it is not a revenue department. The main purpose of Railway, Posts and Telegraph and Defence is service to the nation. But, what is appreciable and what we should appreciate is that during the last Budget, the Railway has given the maximum dividend to the Central Exchequer. According to my information, it was during 2001 in the NDA regime when the Railway Minister had defaulted by not making payment of dividend to the Central Exchequer. That was the performance of the Railway Minister during 2001.

Sir, during 1998-99, when hon. Shri Nitish Kumarji was the Railway Minister, he had given only Rs.17 crores, as far as my State was concerned. During 1999-2000, he had given Rs.116 crores. During 2002-03, he had given Rs.166 crores. Now, I come to the Budget presented by the present Railway Minister, Shri Lalu Prasadji, during 2006-07 -- I am talking of my own State -- I will not talk of other States -- the Railway Ministry gave us Rs.257 crores; and during 2007-08, the Railway Ministry has given to Gujarat State Rs.444 crores. (Contd. by 2g-kgg)

kgg/2g/2.35

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (contd.): This is the performance of a UPA-led Minister; I also gave you the figures of the performance of the NDA-led Railway Minister. I am sorry to say about the Member of Parliament belonging to the Opposition party. In Gujarat also they had a meeting with the hon. Prime Minister, they could have told us, "we would also accompany" if there is injustice to the State of Gujarat. I mean, comparison of figures can be made both ways. But, coming to the main point, we all must congratulate the Railway Minister on various issues, where he has performed very well.

I would like to express my appreciation on certain issues and, I am sure, the entire House would agree and join with me and say, 'Here is an area where the present Railway Ministry has done wonderful work.' One of them is the freight business. It is here where loopholes were pegged, irregularities were stopped -- let us not say that they were the loopholes of the NDA; now, I am speaking on the Railway Budget only. Two special missions were started by the Railway Ministry. One is known as Cement and Steel Mission, and another is known as Container Traffic Mission.

Sir, you will kindly appreciate that the job of Railways is not only transporting passengers from one place to another. I will say that the main job of the Railways is helping the entire industry in this country. Without the transportation help from the Railways, particularly in items of steel, cement, machinery and agricultural products, where is growth? I know that the Central Government is giving, free of charge, foodgrains to the people below poverty-line. But there are State Governments who refuse taking delivery. My own State has refused to take delivery of foodgrains meant for people below the poverty-line under the argument that transportation by trucks is costlier than the price of the foodgrains. Here, who helps the people? It is only the Railways, Railways and Railways. So, we must appreciate the role of the Railways.

In addition to the Cement and Steel Mission and the Container Traffic Mission, there is a third important point -- manufacturing or production of wagons, that too of new design. It was this Railway Minister who has consulted scientists and improved the design of wagons so that the loss of various goods is reduced during transport.

Another important thing is providing facilities to the lower-class passenger. For the first time, the Indian Railway Minister, who is sitting here, has taken this move. We are sitting here, in the Parliament, on the most uncomfortable chairs. You will have to get up within two hours. I think, that is why the attendance is not that much. But the Railway Minister has thought of cushion seats in unreserved passenger coaches! In reserved coaches those cushioned seats are already there. But the Railway Ministry is thinking about introduction of this for unreserved seats.

On another thing we must congratulate the Minister. That area is, concessions being given to senior citizens, concessions given to freedom fighters, concessions to students and concessions to disabled. These people also he has thought of in his Budget.

I come to one of the best things which I like and, Sir, you will also agree with me. I am travelling between Ahmedabad and New Delhi for the last 10-12 years after becoming MP in Lok Sabha and now in Rajya Sabha, regularly travelling by train. We were not in a position to stand at the railway platforms of Ahmedabad and Delhi in good olden days, 7-8 years before, because of the human excreta lying on the tracks. We must congratulate the Railway Minister that now tracks in the railway stations, at the main railway station in New Delhi is in the best position and we are able to stand on platform number one, and there is no dirt lying on the tracks.

See the position of railway station in Delhi! I am also proud of Gujarat. Ahmedabad got the first or the second prize in the cleanliness award given by the Railway Ministry. (Contd. by sss/2h)

-KGG-SSS/SC/2.30/2H

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (CONTD.): He has selected 2007 as a cleanliness year. We know how the Railways were maintained in the past? So, in this particular area we must congratulate him. Another thing is, new trains. My learned friend did say that actually there are 10 trains, which are daily. He has started many trains. There can be once in a week train, there can be alternative day train, there can be three day train because we are short of Railway coaches and that is why he has started new tube factories, one in Bihar and one in Uttar Pradesh. There also, he was in agreement that these are the States where you require more and more employment because of the population and the economic backwardness of the State. No doubt I will request him that Gujarat also requires this type of factory because the textile industry there is totally closed. We have got textile workers who are very skilled workers. I am aware Sir, that 10-12 years back, a Railways factory was sanctioned in Thalthej and land was also earmarked. Land was also given. Announcement was also made by the Railways. So, at this stage, I congratulate him for having a factory at Madhepur in Bihar or Rae Bareilli in Uttar Pradesh because it is the most populated State. I would request that he should also consider for a coach manufacturing factory or a workshop in a State like Gujarat which is upcoming, which is developing and as claimed by the State Chief Minister, crores of rupees are spent and MoUs are signed. I don't know how far they are finalised. Gujarat State may be taken into consideration as far as coach manufacturing is concerned. So, new trains are there and we must appreciate him. Another thing is, he has given the name of a train as Garib Rath. I know the Rath by Shri L. K. Advani, which created a problem all over the country.

SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: You are proud of it?

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI KALRAJ MISHRA): You don't mention the name of a person who is not present in this House.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: You have to be proud of it. But we in Gujarat suffer because of your Rath. Even now we are suffering. (Interruptions)

SHRI SURENDRA LATH: Sir,...(Interruptions)...

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SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: You don't have the right even to mention about the great man, Shri L. K. Advani.

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SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: Sir, the names of the people are taken who are not there in this House and you expect us to keep quiet.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: Madam Sonia Gandhi is also not a Member of this House and everyday you are abusing her, you are taking her name. What are you taking?

SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: I do not take her name. Why do you waste my time? Why should you speak about my Leader? What is your level and what is his stature?

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: It is not you but your party is taking her name.

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Ͼ ™ֻ : և ָ ־ ӡ ֮ ֛օ Particularly about starting Garib Rath, it is true that out of seven or eight Garib Raths, he has already started two. I am sure that within another five or six months, all Garib Raths will be functioning all over the country. Another area where he has done wonderful work is extension of Railways, there were Railways up to Ahmedabad, and they were further extended to Palanpur. There are Railways up to Abu. They are further extended up to Jhajjar. So, all over the country he has done lot of extension as requested by the Members of Parliament and many Members of Parliament have said that they are satisfied as far as this work is concerned. At the same time, I am also concerned about certain areas where Railway Minister and his two colleagues will pay proper attention. The first is, safety and security. But, Sir, according to my information, because Railway is going from one State to another State, now, I am told that as far as the area of that State is concerned, the primary responsibility of security is with the State Government and not with the Central Government or not even with the Railways. Here, I would say that the Railway Ministry in consultation with Union Home Minister and Home Minister of all the States, should think what they can do in view of the present scenario. If one argues about the blast of Railway train during Lalu's regime, I can talk about Godhra during NDA's regime. (Contd. by NBR/2J)

-SSS/NBR-MP/2J/2.35.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (CONTD.): We should not do like that. We must take care of accidents in Railway, because all innocent people -- women and children -- are dying. What should be done? This is a threat from enemy. This is a threat from terrorism. How to stop it? How to utilize the information? The Railways have to coordinate and cooperate with all States, with the Railway Protection Force and with the I.B. The I.B. should also inform all the senior most officers of the Railways, information relating to safety and security. So, safety and security requires a lot of care.

Another most important operative part of the Railway Budget is that it once accepted for uni-gauge. It says that there should be Broad Gauge all over the country. Why should there be Meter Gauge and Narrow Gauge in many States, particularly Gujarat? Sir, I am told that Gujarat has got the highest rail route of Meter Gauge. Gujarat is giving the maximum revenue to the Railways. One of the smaller stations near Baroda -- Ranauli or Bawda -- from where crude oil is loaded in railway tankers is giving the highest revenue to the Indian Railways in our country, because entire loading of crude, LPG, takes place there. So, I request, on behalf of Gujarat, that something has to be done by converting the remaining Meter Gauge into Broad Gauge.

Sir, another area I wish to draw the attention of the hon. Minister is this. We are talking of balance between the States. Respected Mr. Naidu very correctly pointed out that the progress should be distributed equally all over the country. The railway facilities should be distributed equally all over the country. There should not be any injustice to either Andhra or to Tamil Nadu. Or, I will say that there should not be any injustice to Gujarat also. Now, we have got five main zones. The State of Maharashtra is the headquarters for both -- Central and the Western -- Railway Zones. According to the Railway record, if you take the Western Railway, the highest rail route is in Gujarat State. In Maharashtra, it has hardly 300 kms. When the Western Railways has got only 300 kms in Maharashtra and thousands of kms in Gujarat, right from Dang, Surat up to Abu, why the Western Railway should not have its headquarters either at Gandhi Nagar or Ahmedabad or in any other selected place like Baroda or Surat in Gujarat? I request all the three hon. Ministers -- Mr. Rathwa is from Gujarat -- particularly Shri Lalu Prasadji, to take this bold decision of transferring the headquarters of the Western Railway from Maharashtra to Gujarat.

Another area I wish to touch upon, Sir, is this. The North Gujarat is agriculture producing area. You will know Sidhpur, you will know Palanpur, you will know Ugat, you will know Mahesana, where there are a lot of factories. People connected with Mumbai and Delhi are willing to come to Mumbai and Delhi. But, we have no direct train from the entire North Gujarat either to Mumbai or to Delhi. The only compliant -- I was told by the Railway Ministry official -- is that there is no washing facility in North Gujarat Railway Station. You can create it at Palanpur. When you can start a train from Ajmer, when you can start a train from Abu, when you can start a train from Ahmedabad, why cannot there be a direct train from Palanpur to Mumbai? Sir, Palanpur to Mumbai requires a train because diamond industry, cotton industry, their relatives and other people are all located here. Half of the population from North Gujarat has got each member of the family in Mumbai; and they require to come to Delhi also. So, my request is that North Gujarat may be given more and more facilities. Sir, as I pointed out, because of historical reasons, we switched over from cotton to other fabric. All sixty private mills in Gujarat have been closed down. The NTC was running 12 mills which were also closed down. Ample land is available with the NTC. Sir, NTC mills are Government mills and the property belongs to the Government. Ample land of NTC is available. The Railways should purchase that land and start it so that skilled unemployed can be employed. (CONTD. BY USY "2K")

ASC-USY/2k/2.40

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (CONTD.): Last, but not the least, there are two more points. We have got very minor ports in Sourashtra. I would like to request the hon. Railway Minister for getting rail circuit in between minor ports of Sourashtra. It will improve the industrial background of Sourashtra.

Then, as I come from a dalit community, let me put it that a man, like Shri Lalu Prasad, should not ignore the importance of filling up the backlog posts. I am extremely sorry to say that backlog in promotion cannot be tolerated, promotion in officer cadre. When I had put a question in the month of May, last year, I was informed that there was a backlog of 12,000 in the promotion matters. I would like to request the hon. Minister that urgent action should be taken in this regard. I would also like to request here that whatever assurances are given by the Railway Ministry or any other Ministry, they should be implemented. In the last Budget, an assurance was given that Railways, while granting newspaper stalls and eatable stalls, will consider the quota of the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes. I would like to know whether it was implemented or not. If it was not implemented, it should be implemented as early as possible.

And, one more point, which is in the interest of the Railway Ministry itself, according to my knowledge, because I was in the Income Tax Department, the Railways is an industry, the Railways is a factory, the Railways is a workshop, the Railways is one of the biggest employers in the world -- there may not be any employer in the world having 40,000 employees, but the railways has no inventory of its assets and properties. I would like to request the hon. Minister that, if necessary, they should employ experts, engineers, chartered accountants, along with their Government officers, to prepare an inventory of their assets and properties. Mr. Naidu rightly pointed out that when you travel by train from one part to another, you will find a lot of things, costly items, like, railway compartments, etc, lying all over the country. This is national property. Let us know what our property is and how best it can be utilized.

With these words, I thank you, Sir, for having given me this opportunity. I also congratulate Shri Lalu Prasad, his two Ministers of State, and the 14 lakh employees of the Railway Ministry. But, I am again sorry so say that the General Manage of the Western Railways has not met Praveen Rashtrapal for the last one year. We do not want Shri Lalu Prasad that he should come down to Ahmedabad. He may direct all the General Managers that they should meet the Members of Parliament of their respective areas. There are certain issues which he need not look into. These can be sorted out only by more and more meetings with General Managers and staff.

I have one more point about the welfare of Railway employees. Shri Lalu Prasad has added Rs. 5/- per railway employee. The Railway Ministry is prepared to spend Rs. 30/- pr employee towards welfare fund. So, Rs. 5/- has been added to Rs. 30/-. But I don't approve this increase of Rs. 5/-, though I am not a Finance Minister, but I don't approve of this meagre increase. Let that Rs. 30/- become Rs. 100/-. ԓָ ׻֋ ֋ ֓ So, welfare fund of railway employees may be increased. Thank you very much.

(Ends)

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NB/2L/2.45

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: ֮֯ , ֻ ־ ֻ֟ , ־

ָߵ ־, ׮׿֟ י֮ ֛ ָߵ ־ ׾ ִ ֵ , ׸Ù ֟ , ֲ punctuality ֟ ֟ , timings ֟ ֟ , ֕ 4-5 ә ֟ ֕ ֮֯ פ ׻֋ 5 ә ֟ , ֲ ֱ 5 ә , ָ ֋ ָ ݵ ָ Ϥ, ו ֟ ֲ ֤ populated state , ֲ , revenues ״ֻ֟ , ־֕ ָ Ϥ ݵ ־ ִֻ ignore ֵ ֋ ִ , ו֮ ׾ß ׾־ָ ־ և ־ֿ , ו ֮֟ ׾֬֋ ֯

, ֮֮ߵ ֵ֛ ָ ֮֮ߵ ֤ ־ ֯֙ ֛ , ו֮ ָ encroachments , ו֮ ָ ֋ ֻ ֵ ֋ ־ ָ ӯעֵ ׾־ָ ָ ֵ ֋ ־ ֳ , ߕ , ָ ־ پ ӛÙ - for service to the people, ֮ ֳ ֮ ־ֿ ? ֮ ֳ ֮ , ו ִֻ֯ ֮֟ ֋, ֳ ִ֟ օ ֮ ־ ֮ ֳ ֵ, ָ ֳ ֜ ֻ , ߕ , ִ֟ ָߵ ֮֟ ׻֋ ־ ָ ֵ , ָ ֳ ֮ ֵ֕, ָ ׾֬֋ ֲֻ ֋, ֤ ׻֋ ־ֿ ߕ

ֳ֬ , privatisation of catering ֵ , ֮ ֮֕֬ ֲ֟ ״ֻ֟ , ָ ֵ ֵ ֮ ֮ ֤ ߱ ֜ , food poisoning ָ ֯ pantry cars ֻ֟ ֻ ֋, ֤ ֮ ֌ ֟ , ֻ֟ , pantry cars ו ָ ֵ , inspections ֋, ֵ ֋ ָ Ӥ

ֳ֬ , ָ Ӳ ֤֣ public place ßֻ , ָ ָ Ӳ ֤֣ ֋ ֟ Ӥ և ֟ , ָ ֮ ֺ ֯ sanitation ָ ־ ֻ ֻ֟ ָ ֤ natural urge ָ ֮ , ֻ ֯ ֟ , ֤ Ӥ ֛ , ֱև ָ ֟ ֯ ֱև ֮ ֯ ׿ֵ֟ ß , ֯ ֲֻ ֕ Ӥ ֛ ָ׮ֵ

ֳ֬ , ׾ ׻֋ ־ ֕֙ և , ׻֋ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֬և ֡ , ׾ ־ Ù֮ ? ׻֋ ֵԯ ׾֬֋ ֋Ӆ , Ù֮ , ׾ ׌ Ù֮ ֟ , ramps , ׾֬ , ׾֬ ϵ , , ֻ֟ ֳ ֯ , ִ ֟ 2M/HMS ָ ֿ:

2M/HMS-PB/2.50

) : ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֬և ֡ ߕֻ freights , ֵָ ֋ ֣-֣ , , ָ cancellation charges ֜ פ ֋ ֲ ؙ ׻Ù Ӳ ׻֋ ֮֟ ֮ ׬ cancellation charges ֛, ӡ ֮ ָ ֲ֕ ָ ֡ ã֟ ֟ ֤ ֟ ֻ֟ , ֮֟ ָ ֛ cancellation charges ֛ ӡ ֮

, ־ ֳ , ׬ ֳ , ֮֮ߵ ӡ ִ , ִ , ֣--֣ ֮ ֮ ֕ ־ ָ؛ freights impact ָ ֙׸ ָ ֛ , ֮ ֮ ו ָ ׬ - ֛ ֻ ֲָ ֟ , ָ ־ ֻ ֲָ ָ֟ ָ ֤ ֓ , ֮ ־ֿ

, ֮ 785 ״׻ֵ֮ freight loading target ֻ ֻܵ ֕ ו ָ ן , ֮ ן , ֲ ָ ׯ֔ ֮ , ֻ 61 י ֜ ִ , ֮ , ָ ו ïߛ ֻ֟ , ָ ָ ױ ֜ , ָ֮ ֯ ֮֟ 20 ߙ ן ә ֲ ֻ , ָ Ù ֮ ß֮ ׸ ֈ- ֮֟ , 2 4 ߮ ִֵ ֟ , ֲ և ׸ ߮ ׻֋ ֯ ־ increase in competitiveness ו world industrial competitiveness ֻ ִֵ ָ ӟ־ ã֮ ו ֵ ָ

, ָ ïߛ ߛ ports and container terminals ߓ ֻ֯ ֮ ִ֮ ֻ ֋ ֯ ֮ ִ֮ ֻ ׻֋ special speed corridors ֻ֯ ָ ִ֤ ֵ , ֜ ָ ֮ ֓ ֻ Ù ָ ו֮ ־ ִֻ֯ in India and China comapare , ָ China Railways achieved an average output per employee 2.1 times to that of Indian Railways. ָ ֈ ֮ ׻֋ ֋ ָ ֈ ֜ ־ ִ ָ օ ׻֋ ־ֿ ־ ֵ סֵ ֮ , ֮ , ָ concentrate , ֵ֕ ֕ diversification , دؙ ִ , ؕ ߕ , ֮ ֙ ֻ֯ Ӆ ָ ִ ֈ ־ ֮ ִ օ

, ָ , ָ ïߛ ֻ ָ ָÙ כ פ ֟ , ֮ פ ֮ ïߛ ָ ֻ , ָ ׾ָ֓ ֮ uneconomical

, ־ ֕ ֟ , ֟ ֮ , ָ әֻ֮ ֻ ָ ״ֻ֋ Railways are heavily over-staffed. ߿֮ Ùֱ ׌׾֙ ӛ ָ ֵ between Indian Railways and with US and China. ߿֮ ֮֟ Indian Railways is reported to be a meagre of 0.92 in comparison with 4.4 in US and 1.6 in China. ׻֋ ֮ ֮ ׌׾֙ ֜֋ ֵ ׻֋ ֺ ֮ ִ (2 ָ )

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(֟): ָ ־ ㆻ Ù ָ ײֻ ֳ 12,000 ֵ ָ ֮ ꮙ ִ ִ֟ ֮֮ߵ ӡ 5% 7% ؾ , ו ־ ִ֤ 800 1000 ֵ ׬ ֜ , ׻֋ ꮙ ִ ׻ֵ ֋ և ꮙ ִ , ֓֟ ׮ֻ֮ ™ ֋

־ , ֿ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ָ ֿ ֮ ־ ׾ֳ ־ ״׮Ù ֵ օ

ן׸ ׾ֿ ָ Ϥ ךև ӡ ֮ ֟ ֲ֤-֮֯-֮։ ߓ 12 ֻ֟ , ֲ ָ ߙ ߅ ֿԮ ָ և , ֣ ܵ 12 ֙ 6 և , ו סֵ ׾֬֋ ׻֋ ָ ܵ ֵ֜ ֋, ו ָ ߕ

ָ Ϥ ֯, ֲ֤ פ ߓ ػ ֙֋ ָ ߆ָ ֵ , ִ ָ ־ֿ ָ ֲ֤-ӕ ߓ ׸֟Ԯ ֵ ֻ , ߴ ן ֻ ִ ֋ ֋, ־ ָ ִ ߑ ߑ ׸֟Ԯ

־ פ ־֛ ߓ ױ , פ ϵ֟ ֋ ֜, ָ֣, ӕ, ֲ֤, ֻי ׮ֻ פ ֋ ָ ׮ ֋, פ-־֛ ָ ױ ֋ ׾֬ ߅ ֮ ־ֿ ֲ֤ -֣֮ և ָ Ϥ ־ֿ , ׻֋ ֮ פ ֋

ӟ , ֮֯ ֻ , ֮֯ ֮ ׮־ ־ Ù֮ ֮ ׻֋ ־ ָ ֛ , ו ׻֋ ә ׮֮ ֛ , ָ ֻ ֮ ״֮֙ ִ ֟ ֮֯ ֛֯ ֻ ָ ײΕ ß־, ו Ϥ ָָ ָ þ , ӡ þן ֮־֮ ™ ,

֮֮ߵ ӡ , , ָ֕ ֻ ֋ , ֣ ָ , ָ ֮ ־ ָ ߕ ֋ ֵ ֜, ֓ ־ ׬ ׌ ָ ֮֟ ֱ ߅ ֲ ֣, ֮ ֟ ִ֯ ֿ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ָ ֿ ׾ָ֓ ֮־֤

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SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, when we discuss the Railway Budget, the entire nation looks upon us with great expectations, but they are disappointed upon seeing the performance of the Budget and the Budget proposals.

Sir, in my opinion, when we discuss this Railway Budget, we should analyse the performance of our Railways over the last few years. Only such a critical review would help us in undertaking future tasks and in fulfilling the expectations of the people of this country.

While discussing this Budget, we find that the most important defect that lies with this Budget is the policy that has been adopted with regard to the expansion of railways or fulfilling the tasks lying ahead. The policy is very much defective. (Contd. by 2o)

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