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Railway Ministry joins Facebook, Twitter to reach out to more people

Besides, the national transporter will also have its presence on YouTube.

twitter-logo PTI   New Delhi     Last Updated: July 8, 2014  | 11:15 IST
Railway Ministry joins Facebook, Twitter
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The Railway Ministry has launched its official Twitter account and Facebook page in a bid to disseminate information quickly.

Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Monday launched the accounts and said the initiative will give a new boost to the Ministry in reaching out to the people.

"Tomorrow (Tuesday) we are going to present the Rail Budget. As soon as the budget is presented, all information will appear on Twitter and Facebook," Gowda said after the launch.

Besides, the national transporter will also have its presence on YouTube.

"From Tuesday onwards, one can see all the information on the social networking site," Gowda said.

The minister said it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's idea that each and every person should be IT-enabled.

Focusing on IT initiatives, Railways will also launch a new number - 022-4501555 - on Tuesday where people can dial in and hear the Budget.

Besides Railways enquiry number - 139 - will also become toll free soon and all these are slated to be announced in the Railway Budget.

Asked whether the NDA's maiden Rail Budget will be pro-people, Gowda said: "Which ever government - whether BJP, Congress or Communist - it has to be a pro-people budget."

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