RAIL BUDGET DISAPPOINTS THE RAILWAYMEN
New Delhi: 8th July, 2014 — Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF), has described Rail Budget 2014-15 as “Disappointing”.
This budget has not given any relief to 13 Iakh Railway employees, working 24 hrs., 365 days in all weathers, facing arduous conditions, even sacrificing their lives.The said budget has also given lot of indications of privatization, bringing in FDI and PPP in the Railways, which would be detrimental for the interest of all the stakeholders, including the rail users.
In this budget, announcement has also been made about the introduction of new trains, but without developing infrastructure and adding manpower, which would endanger Railway Safety.
The budget talks less about the Common Rail User, but much about the Affluent Class, who can afford AC Class travelling.
Shri Mishra has made it amply clear that would n t tolerate any form of privatization in the Railways.