New Delhi: Assuming additional charge of Railways, Road Transport and Highways Minister CP Joshi on Monday said he would try to improve the trust deficit prevailing among the staff of railways rocked by a bribery scandal.

"I will try to improve the trust deficit prevailing among the staff. I will carry out all my responsibilities honestly and in a transparent manner," Joshi said.

Talking about his priorities, the new Railway Minister said, “Looking after passenger amenities is my first priority. The implementation of UPA's Rail Budget proposal is also a priority."

Bansal resigned on Friday following the arrest of his nephew Vijay Singla last week for allegedly accepting Rs 90 lakh for fixing promotion in Railway Board.

Joshi also interacted with Railway Board Members to take stock of the situation.

(Agencies)

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