Mixed bag

Print edition : March 22, 2013

The budget has proposed revision of freight tariff linked to the fuel price twice a year. Photo: P.V. SIVAKUMAR

Pawan Kumar Bansal. The Railway Minister has attempted to inject fiscal discipline and policy prudence into the budget. Photo: RAVEENDRAN/AFP

Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal said the FAC-linked charge would curb deterioration in Railways finances. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Pawan Kumar Bansal’s Railway Budget hopes to make long-term gains through short-term pains. But to meet the Railways’ growth projections, the economy has to revive, too.
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