Railway budget disappoints Orissa

February 26th, 2008 - 11:24 pm ICT by admin  


Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the railway budget for 2008-09 presented Tuesday was disappointing for Orissa. “It is disappointing for Orissa,” the chief minister told media persons here, reacting to the annual railway budget.

“The state has got an allocation of only Rs.972 crore (Rs.9.72 billion) only against the demand of Rs.1,300.30 crore (Rs.13 billion,” he said.

“No new links have been sanctioned.”

He also said that the backward regions of Kalahandi, Koraput and Bolangir have been neglected.

There have been no funds for the improvement of communication in Maoist-affected areas, he pointed out.

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