Rail Budget disappointing and full of hollow promises: HP CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Thursday described the railway budget saying,
“It’s an average budget which is full of hollow ideas and promises without any substance. It’s a rather disappointing budget, especially for the people of Himachal Pradesh.”

The chief minister said it was unfortunate that despite the state’s repeated requests for extension of rail lines in the state, especially the Bilaspur-Bhanupali-Beri-Leh railway line which will link the state with neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir and crucial from the strategic point of view, no announcement was made.
He said the central government had again completely ignored the proposals of the state for extension of rail lines and conversion of existing rail tracks into broad gauge.

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