Railway Budget to Go Live on Facebook, Twitter

The Ministry of Railways will also operate a dedicated phone line, where people can dial and hear live Budget proceedings.

Published: 08th July 2014 07:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2014 11:09 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: For the first time on Tuesday, the Ministry of Railways will give live updates of Rail Budget on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and also operate a dedicated phone line, where people can dial and hear live Budget proceedings.

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After launching the ministry’s official pages on Twitter and Facebook on Monday, Union Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said the use of social media has been the forte of the Modi-led NDA Government that leads to transparency and quick dissemination of information.

In the Budget, the minister is likely to announce the launch of a web application and make railways enquiry number - 139 - toll free for the convenience of the passengers. People can connect to budget proceedings by logging on to www.twitter.com/RailMinindia or www.facebook.com/RailMinindia or www.youtube.com/user/RailMinindia listen live on 022-4501-5555 to catch the Railway Budget 2014 live on Tuesday.

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