Lok Sabha proceedings will resume at 11 a.m. today

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha will resume work from 11am on Wednesday after being adjourned by President Om Birla on Tuesday evening.

Discussions on the applications for subsidies to the Ministry of Railways took place in Lok Sabha on the second day of the second half of the budget session. The business of the House was extended until 11 p.m.

Launching the debate on the request for 2022-23 railway grants to Lok Sabha, Congressman K Suresh accused the central government of running the railways inefficiently and said he was indulging in the juggling in the allocation of funds.

Expressing concern over the huge vacancies in the railways, DMK MP Kanimozhi said that South Indians are not getting jobs and there seems to be an effort to push them away. She asked the government to clarify how 100% electrification can be achieved by next year if it is 73% currently.

TMC MP Satabdi Roy has stressed the need to bring the platform’s ticket prices down from Rs 50 to a reasonable level.

BSP MP Shyam Singh Yadav alleged that railways were no longer an ordinary man’s transport with rising prices and privatization.

After the debates ended on Tuesday evening, Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt said: “We had a healthy discussion in the presence of the ruling party and the opposition and learned new things from the President on how to run the House. The second half of Parliament’s budget session resumed on March 14 and will end on April 8. The first half of the budget session began on January 31 and ended on February 11.

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Posted: Wednesday March 16th 2022, 07:48 IST

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