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Railways will not be privatized:Piyush Goyal

Newdelhi:12/7/19:Lok Sabha has passed the Demands for Grants under the control of the Ministry of Railways for 2019-20. Replying to a debate on the Demands for Grants, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal today assured the House that Railways will not be privatized.

He hit out at the previous UPA government saying that earlier railway budgets were announced keeping in view of winning elections. He said, the government has accorded high priority to the safety of railway passengers. The minister said, the government has allocated over 5640 crore rupees for passenger safety for this year as against over 2100 crore rupees in 2009.

He said, to ensure safety, the Ministry has started manufacturing of LHB coaches. He said if the facilities of the railway are to be increased then it will invest in it naturally by encouraging public-private partnership. He informed that during the last 64 years, cargo has increased by nearly 1300 per cent and passenger traffic has increased by about 1,642 per cent.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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