Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah congratulated Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for presenting a ‘people-friendly’ Railway Budget, for 2010-11.

At the same time, the Chief Minister thanked her for bestowing ‘special favours’ on Andhra Pradesh in the form on new projects, trains and new railway lines.

In a letter to Mamata Banerjee, Rosaiah said, “You have embarked on a very challenging task of adding thousands of kilometers of railway line every year. The proposals introduced by you are quite innovative and socially-desirable, aimed at inclusive growth.”

Talking to newsmen, the Chief Minister remarked that this Railway Budget has made people of the State happy.

“For many years now, we have been complaining about the poor allocations to the State in the railway budget. This year, Mamata Banerjee left no scope for any complaining,” he noted.

“The Railway Minister apart, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee have been generous in favourably considering many proposals put forth by our government. I specially thank the three of them for this,” Rosaiah said.