Mamata curbs foreign tours of railway officials

June 23rd, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee has imposed restrictions on foreign tours by officials of her ministry.
“It is not possible to stop foreign tours when transfer of technology is required, but we will try to restrict tours for other purposes,” Banerjee told reporters after an official function here.

The money thus saved would be used to improve passenger safety and amenities, she said.

Emphasising that running trains on time was a priority area for her, Banerjee said she was “hopeful of 85 percent success”.

The railway ministry will also invest on developing new infrastructure, she said.

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