"Nine crore man-days employment by 2017-18 and 14 crore man-days by 2018-19 is a big opportunity for skilled workforce, that the Rail budget has presented,” he added.

"Skill India will ensure maximum support in providing efficient and trained workforce for the railways in the country," Rudy said.

FICCI's ex-president Jyotsna Suri said the setting up of National Academy of Indian Railways and Centres of Excellence for Skill Development would help in creation of much-needed skills in the country.

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