Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) welcomed the MPCC presented by Mamata Banerjee in Parliament on Wednesday, saying the budget showed that the minister has “blessed” the State by announcing several new initiatives.

“Banerjee’s announcement of starting 101 new suburban trains in Mumbai, no fare hike and holding railway recruitment exams in local language are a welcome step,” MPCC spokesperson Husai Dalwai said.

“This shows that the initiative by Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in getting maximum railway projects for the State was successful,” Dalwai said.

The wagon repair unit proposed at Badnera in Vidarbha region would help locals get jobs, Dalwai said. “Overall, this budget can be said to reflect Banerjee’s blessing on Maharashtra,” he said.