Major changes planned in railway sector: Gowda

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Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said he intended to bring major changes in the railway sector and he would focus on the 'four S'- safety, service, security and speed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already proposed bringing in speed trains and bullet trains, he said.

Gowda said his predecessor Mallikarjuna Khargee had put a burden on him by announcing an increase of 10 per cent hike in railway tariff and 5 per cent hike on freight and not implementing them.

He said the responsibility vested on him was huge. The railway sector has 13.2 lakh employees and he needed at least a month to study the sector.

In his first visit to the district after assuming the post of Railway Minister, Gowda said he was extremely fortunate to work alongside PM Modi in his cabinet.

Addressing party workers at the BJP district office here, Gowda said the people wished to see a change in the country and to see Modi become the Prime Minister and it had now materialised.

"This change has taken place with the help of BJP workers and the Sangh Parivar", he said.

Gowda promised to be corruption free.

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