DV Sadananda Gowda

  • Rail Budget success dependent on administrative reforms 09-07-2014 06:56 PM

    The Railway Budget 2014-15 presented By the Hon'ble Railway Minister S Gowda is revolutionary in more ways than one. A rare presentation that focuses on giving a growth direction to the Indian Railways and its dilapidated infrastructure while simultaneously making efforts to re-in force the faith of the nation in...
  • Chhattisgarh CM welcomes Narendra Modi government's first rail budget 09-07-2014 10:36 AM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday welcomed the Narendra Modi government's first rail budget, saying it contains several pro-passenger initiatives. He also welcomed the announcement of two trains for the BJP-ruled state - Nagpur-Bilaspur high speed train and Hapa-Bilaspur weekly. "I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 08-07-2014 10:26 PM

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  • Government has framed policies to generate revenue: MoS Railways 08-07-2014 09:55 PM

    Hours after Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda presented the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget, Minister of States for Railways, Manoj Sinha said that the government has framed policies to generate revenue from Railways. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Sinha said, "The government has political will and public is...
  • Modi's rail budget: 'Achche din' for Indian Railways? 08-07-2014 09:50 PM

    Safety, security and speed have been the highlights of the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism but gifted Modi's state Gujarat and his own Karnataka a host of trains and prohects...
  • Rail budget disappointing, very generic: Nitish Kumar 08-07-2014 08:48 PM

    Former railways minister Nitish Kumar said that the rail budget was disappointing. The government has no clear future plan or roadmap. "It is a very generic budget. FDI and PPP in Railways are not prudent initiatives," he said. On the other side, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, "We have...
  • AAP says rail budget lacks long term vision 08-07-2014 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP on Tuesday termed the rail budget as a missed opportunity and said the Narendra Modi government could have used its maiden rail budget to spell out its long term vision for the improvement of the health of railways. "The Narendra Modi government could have used its...
  • Tamil Nadu: Karunanidhi objects the move to attract FDI in rail sector 08-07-2014 08:31 PM

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday objected to the move to privatise maintenance operations and attract FDI in railways but hailed the announcement of five new trains for Tamil Nadu in the Rail Budget. It is welcome that five new trains have been announced for Tamil Nadu, besides super...
  • Linking rail fare with fuel price to hit common man: Naveen Patnaik 08-07-2014 08:09 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Linking the railway fare with fuel price was likely to hit the common man, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Tuesday. "As regards the proposal for linking the railway fare with fuel price, I apprehend that this will affect the common man and expose them to vagaries of...
  • No FDI in train operations: Railway Board Chairman 08-07-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: Scouting for resources to meet its fund crunch, Railways is open to the idea of even 100 per cent FDI in its infrastructure development but would keep train operations out of its ambit. "We have given our suggestion to the Cabinet and they have to take a call...
  • Punjab: CM Badal describes Railway budget as 'growth oriented' 08-07-2014 07:54 PM

    Chandigarh: Hailing the Railway Budget, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday described it as "growth oriented" and "passenger friendly", saying its proposals will propel all round development and prosperity in the country. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brainchild to introduce bullet trains in the country would put India...
  • Gowda's Rail Budget aims for safety, security, speed; not many new projects 08-07-2014 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: Safety, security and speed have been the highlights of the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism but gifted Modi's state Gujarat and his own Karnataka a host of trains...
  • Railway Budget 2014-15: Number of AC First Class, CC passengers dropped in FY14 08-07-2014 07:21 PM

    New Delhi: Amid railways eyeing higher revenue from travellers in air conditioned coaches, the number of passengers in AC First Class and AC 3 Tier registered a decline in 2013-14 as compared to the previous fiscal. The passengers in AC First Class dropped to 26.1 lakh in the last fiscal...
  • Railway Budget 2014-15: Special steps to be taken for safety of women in trains 08-07-2014 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: Special steps are being taken and instructions issued to ensure safety of women travelling alone in all classes of trains, Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday. Introducing the Railway Budget 2014-15, Gowda said that in order to ensure security of ladies travelling alone, special instructions are...
  • Modi's first rail budget: Focus on speed and safety 08-07-2014 07:11 PM

    Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda announced a slew of new measures including the much-hyped bullet train in the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Emphasising on passengers' safety, amenities and new facilities, Gowda also endorsed last month's fare hike on Tuesday saying it was tough, but necessary to improve...
  • Government decides to separate 'overlapping' roles of Railway Board 08-07-2014 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: In a move aimed at improving efficiency of the Railways, the government on Tuesday announced the decision to separate the "unwieldy" Railway Board's functions of policy formulation and implementation. Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday while presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha said that...
  • Our Railway Budget is for development: Ravi Shankar Prasad 08-07-2014 06:25 PM

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that their Railways Budget is for development. "This budget is good and will give a new direction," he said. ...
  • Gowda to unveil rail budget today, hopes to meet people's expectations 08-07-2014 09:30 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of presenting his maiden budget, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that the government seeks to take effective steps to make the railways people friendly. "Everyone has a mobile, they are on Facebook, Twitter, using internet, therefore we want to promote the discussion of railways on the...
  • Modi government's first rail budget: What are your expectations? 07-07-2014 06:45 PM

    Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday will present the Narendra Modi government's first Railway Budget for 2014-15. CNN-IBN takes calls of people from across the country and asks their expectations from the Narendra Modi government's first Railway Budget. ...
  • 'Ache din ayenge', for that we need to hike fares: Railways Minister 22-06-2014 05:02 PM

    Bangalore: Railway passenger fare hikes two days back and a Railway Budget coming up in early July, are we to expect more hikes, what is on the cards? One of the concerns that worries Union Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda is something that every company has been worried about -...
  • Modi government's first bitter pill, rail fare up by 14 per cent 20-06-2014 06:09 PM

    New Delhi: A week after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the people to prepare themselves to face some hardships, the Centre has increased Railways fare on Friday. The fare has gone up by 14.2 per cent for passengers and 6.5 per cent for the freight. It will be effective...
  • Decision on Railway fare hike in a few days: Sadananda Gowda 19-06-2014 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Thursday said that the decision on fare hike will be taken in a few days. The remarks came just weeks before the Narendra Modi government will table its maiden Railway Budget. Gowda helds a meeting of General Managers of Railway and various...
  • No witch-hunt against opponents, says Venkaiah Naidu 30-05-2014 04:38 PM

    Bangalore: NDA government would not launch witch-hunt against its political opponents including Robert Vadra, but the law would take its own course, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday. "I don't want to make any political comment. We don't want to launch witch-hunt but at the same time...
  • Congress primary shows its bankruptcy, easy victory for BJP: Gowda 12-03-2014 07:05 PM

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister and BJP's Vice President DV Sadananda Gowda will be contesting from Bangalore North Lok Sabha seat this time. This is his third Lok Sabha constituency since 2004. In 2004, he won from Mangalore, in 2009, he won from neighbouring Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Seat. Speaking about his...
  • BJP to decide Yeddyurappa's fate at its Mumbai meet? 07-10-2013 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP core committee meeting scheduled to be held in Mumbai is likely to take the final decision on the return of former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to the party. According to state BJP leader and former chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda, the BJP will definitely welcome...
  • Modi vs Advani: Karnataka BJP meeting cancelled 12-09-2013 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: It seems former BJP ideologue Sudheendra Kulkarni is right on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's polarising character. Modi has now polarised the Karnataka BJP. The state BJP was forced to cancel its core committee meeting scheduled for Thursday. The meeting was convened to discuss Narendra Modi's Karnataka tour...
  • Karnataka: Yeddyurappa likely to return to BJP, say sources 03-09-2013 03:11 PM

    Will BS Yeddyurappa return to the BJP? According to some state BJP sources, he will. A state BJP delegation led by former chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda met the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad and requested him to persuade the party central leadership to take Yeddyurappa back. Modi...