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Rail-General Budget merger, Congress, transparency, detailing

Updated: Aug 13, 2016 15:46 IST
New Delhi, Aug. 13 (ANI): With the government mulling to merge the Rail Budget with the General Budget, the Congress on Saturday said one wonders with this experiment of tying the budgets, if the transparencies that exist during the Railway Budget and the detailing that goes into it would also come out in the General Budget.

"This is new experiment from the two-year-old government. The Railway Budget has been an iconic budget as far as my memory goes. It's appropriate that the travel means of the common man is used and highlighted for different projections," Tom Vadakkan told ANI.

"Now this experiment of tying this with the national budget, one wonders that the transparencies that exist during the Railway Budget and the detailing that goes into it would also come out in the national budget. This new government is a bench upon its new experiment that they have done with the planning commission, they've done it with various institutions, let us wait and watch what does come out of it," he added.

The Railway Budget will no longer be a standalone financial plan as it has been merged with the General Budget.(ANI)