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High hopes of Rail Budget for Himachal: CM

SHIMLA – Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister on Tuesday expressed hope that the railway budget would not only meet the Himachal, but also of other hilly areas which he claimed have not got their due in expansion of rail network in the past. “I hope Himachal will find mention in the Union Rail Budget, 2015 and not only Himachal, but the other hilly and backward states will get adequate financial allocation,” the Chief Minister said in Shimla on Tuesday. He said that the matter regarding extension Bilaspur- Bhanupalli-Beri to Leh was taken up with the Union government and the state government was contemplating to take up the issue of further extension of the rail link from Pathankot to Mandi and conversion of meter gauge to broad gauge. ~ PTI

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