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Mamata gears for austerity drive in Railways

Press Trust Of India
Sep 13, 2009 at 03:25am IST

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New Delhi: After Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's directive, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has given instructions to the officials of the Railway Board and zonal railways to adopt austerity measures.

She has also asked the six ministers of state from her party, Trinamool Congress, to do same.

"Instructions have been issued to all concerned that expenditure should be curtailed wherever it is possible," said a senior Railway Ministry official.

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