New Delhi: Less than 24 hours before the Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge presents the interim-Budget, Congress-backed Railway Union has asked Congress Vice- President Rahul Gandhi to “suitably communicate” to the Railway Minster several of Railway employees pending demands.
Kharge, who has held the portfolio for seven months, will be the second Minister from Congress to present the Budget, though interim, in the 10-year UPA regime on Wednesday.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) said that demands of 36,000 licensed porters working at various stations on Indian Railways should be given health benefits.
NFIR further sought benefits for about three lakh railway staff who maintain tracks. This being an election year, there were huge demands for announcing new railway projects such as new lines, new trains, or factories.