The industry was keen to see the representation the rail sector would get in this combined budget, the first in independent India. The Finance Minister did a good job focusing on key and strategic measures for the railway sector. The increased budget allocation to Railways, focus on safety through the ‘Rail Sanraksha Kosh’, an enhancement of throughput are welcome measures. Additional resources will come to the transport sector basis the announced measures of modifying the metro policy, PPP operation of tier II cities and through the multi-modal transport approach.
Tilak Raj Seth, Head Mobility, Siemens Ltd and CII Chairman, Rail Transportation & Equipment Division