New Delhi: Focusing on the better railway facilities in the nation, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday said that equal attention will be given to the rail projects in the various parts of the country.

Bansal said, “Only such railway projects, which can be fulfilled by the Indian Railways, will be incorporated in Union Railway Budget 2013-14”.

While addressing Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Railway, Bansal cleared that no region will be given special attention. He emphasized on wage hike for employees, pending projects and improvements in the provision of basic facilities to the railway passengers.

Bansal assured of giving special recognition to the 100 stations for running special cleanliness campaign. Several facilities like blankets, pillows and quilts will be provided to rail passengers. Apart from this, tenders will be issued for the construction of modern base kitchens, he added.

Railway Minister said that special emphasis will be given on ensuring safety for women and handicapped.

JPN/Bureau

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