Dikshit didn't extract anything beneficial for capital: BJP chief

Reacting to the railway budget, city BJP president Vijay Goel on Tuesday said chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who had boasted about “making a Shanghai out of Delhi”, could not extract any concrete benefit for the capital.

He said giving Rs 100 crore for building modern facilities was inadequate, keeping in mind the prices of things these days.

“Granting a corpus of Rs 100 crore for Delhi is grossly inadequate as not even a proper road can be built in this amount. Roads in Delhi and its infrastructure are burdened due to lack of planning by the railways. Four passenger stations — Anand Vihar, Okhla, Dwarka and Holambi Kalan — were to be built but none except Anand Vihar has come up in all these years,” Goel said.

“Likewise, four freight terminals were to be built, but nothing has happened so far. There was also a proposal to connect satellite towns via dedicated lines but nothing has materialised till date,” he said.

 Goel added that neither any modern facilities nor security exists at the railway stations in the city and railway minister had no answers for that.

He was also of the view that linking ticket fare with fluctuation of diesel prices in market was nothing but a mockery as railways are a common man’s mode of transport.

“Covertly increasing charges for tatkal and cancellation and not increasing the prices directly is nothing but tactics to fool people. After 17 years, a Congress minister was presenting the budget but feelings of the common man have been ignored,” he said.

Congress has never had a human face and the new budget proves it, party president said.

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