BANGALORE: Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda promised major initiatives in the forthcoming Railway Budget, including superfast trains and harnessing IT for better e-ticketing system.
The minister told reporters that the Railway Budget to be presented on July 8 will have many gifts for Karnataka.
“Speed, safety, service and security would be the main thrust of the budget. High-speed trains are a necessity for meeting the needs of a growing economy like India. The online ticketing system will see a huge upgradation with better utilisation of IT,” he said.
Fair Probe Into Paper Leak
To a question on CBI sleuths arresting 15 people in connection with the question paper leak ahead of the written test for recruitment of assistant locomotive drivers, Gowda promised that there would be no interference in the probe. The probe would bring all the culprits to book and there would be no compromise, he added.
Hubli: Gorakhpur-Yeswanthpur weekly express (train no. 15023/15024) will be attached with two more second class sleeper coaches permanently from July 1, a release from South Western Railway said. Similarly, Gorakhpur-Yeswanthpur weekly express (train no. 15015/15016) will have an additional 3 tier AC coach and a second class sleeper bogie from September 1.