Mar 15, 2012 11:36 AM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

Rail Budget: Modernisation & investment paramount, says Sam Pitroda

CNBC-TV18 catches up with Sam Pitroda, the chairman of the National Knowledge Commission, and the man who headed the expert group on railways to discuss the railway Budget.

CNBC-TV18 catches up with Sam Pitroda, the chairman of the National Knowledge Commission, and the man who headed the expert group on railways to discuss the railway Budget.

He lays emphasis on the need for investments in the sector and also on safety. He says that Dinesh Trivedi may be right in saying that the Railways might go the Air India way if there is not unrgent intervention by the government.

Below is the edited transcript of his interview with Shereen Bhan. Also watch the accompanying videos.

Q: The railway Budget has been hijacked now by the TMC

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