Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday welcomed the Rail Budget tabled in Parliament describing it as "balanced" and in the interest of the common man.

Thanking Railway Minister Pawan Bansal for showing care for Uttarakhand in the budget, Bahuguna said the "announcement about laying Tanakpur-Bageshwar rail line was of national importance".

The approval to laying a bypass line in Raiwala is also very significant in view of the security of elephants, the chief minsiter added.

(Agencies)

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