Hyderabad: The Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, has welcomed the 2011-12 Railway Budget introduced in Parliament today describing it as a common man’s welfare Budget.
The Chief Minister thanked and expressed gratitude to the UPA Chairperson, Ms Sonia Gandhi, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, the Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, and the Railways Minister, Ms Mamata Bannerjee.
The Chief Minister has appreciated the Railway Budget for the concessions announced for the physically challenged persons to travel on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains for proposed “Pradana Mantri Rail Vikas Yojana” for 114 socially desirable projects, facilitating press correspondents to avail 50% concession and for creating a separate sports cadre in the Railways to encourage the young talent in the country.
The Chief Minister also recalled the services of Members of Parliament representing from Andhra Pradesh and thanked them for their efforts in getting new sanctions and projects for the State.
The Chief Minister has expressed hope that in near future many more projects will be allotted to Andhra Pradesh State. (NSS)