Kolkata: Just after an hour of the presentation of the Rail Budget in the Parliament, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, once a Railway Minister herself, has lashed out at the Central Ministry regarding the announcements of Suresh Prabhu’s Rail Budget. mamata Banerjee was at the Vidhan Sabha ahead of the state budget which is scheduled on Feb 27. She was marked saying that the Budget by Prabhu was just a mere eyewash. The Railway Ministry had increased the train fares at a regular basis through out the year. Hence, the measure of not hiking the rail fees during the budget is more of an eye wash by the Modi Government. The step is just a political venture of the Centre.
Noteably, no new trains have been introduced by Suresh Prabhu in the Rail Budget. The states were kept at par with each other. The political sphere and the experts felt that no state has been given special privilege in this Budget. The Budget was more of an announcement for the common daily passengers.