Rana-KapoorThe Railway Budget is a determined effort to make the Indian Railway customer focussed assuring both the passengers and industrial consumers of much better services with the help of technology, said Mr. Rana Kapoor President ASSOCHAM.

The initiatives like larger role of the private sector in station upgradation, rolling stock and bulk transportation would go a long way in making the Railways efficient. Besides enhancing train speed both for passenger and freight segment would bring in higher efficiency and improve ease of doing business, said Mr. Kapoor.

┬áBig increase in the Plan size of over Rs 1,00,000 crore would lead to a positive impact on other sectors related with the Railways…… The Budget shows that for the first time the government has started treating the Railways as a commercial enterprise without using it as a political vehicle. It is rather being used as a development vehicle, added the ASSOCHAM chief.