DV Sadananda Gowda

  • Railway to install CCTV in ladies' compartments July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Railway Ministry has decided to install CCTVs in ladies' compartments in phases in order to provide enhanced security to women passengers, the Rajya Sabha was told on Friday. Responding to a query during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said, "We will do...
  • Rail Budget success dependent on administrative reforms July 9, 2014

    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 July 9, 2014

    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 DV Sadananda...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 8, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Government has framed policies to generate revenue: MoS Railways July 8, 2014

    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? July 8, 2014

    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 July 8, 2014

    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 July 8, 2014

    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 maiden...
  • Tamil Nadu: Karunanidhi objects the move to attract FDI in rail sector July 8, 2014

    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 fast...
  • Linking rail fare with fuel price to hit common man: Naveen Patnaik July 8, 2014

    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 July 8, 2014

    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 on...
  • Punjab: CM Badal describes Railway budget as 'growth oriented' July 8, 2014

    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 on...
  • Gowda's Rail Budget aims for safety, security, speed; not many new projects July 9, 2014

    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 July 8, 2014

    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 as...
  • Railway Budget 2014-15: Special steps to be taken for safety of women in trains July 8, 2014

    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 being...
  • Modi's first rail budget: Focus on speed and safety July 8, 2014

    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 July 8, 2014

    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 this...
  • Our Railway Budget is for development: Ravi Shankar Prasad July 8, 2014

    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 July 8, 2014

    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? July 7, 2014

    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 June 23, 2014

    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 June 20, 2014

    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 June 19, 2014

    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 Public...
  • No witch-hunt against opponents, says Venkaiah Naidu May 30, 2014

    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 the...
  • Congress primary shows its bankruptcy, easy victory for BJP: Gowda March 12, 2014

    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...
  • BJP to decide Yeddyurappa's fate at its Mumbai meet? October 7, 2013

    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 September 12, 2013

    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 in...
  • Karnataka: Yeddyurappa likely to return to BJP, say sources September 3, 2013

    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 has...
  • BJP kicks off poll campaign, downplays Yeddyurappa factor March 23, 2013

    Bangalore: The ruling BJP kicked off the campaign for the May five Assembly polls in Karnataka with a rally in Mysore on Friday and sought to downplay the threat posed by breakaway party headed by heavyweight BS Yeddyurappa. Chanting the unity mantra, key players, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, former Chief Minister...
  • Yeddyurappa vows to topple BJP govt in Karnataka January 4, 2013

    Bangalore: Eager to stall presentation of an election budget by the Jagadish Shettar Ministry, Karnataka Janatha Party of BS Yeddyurappa is holding its executive committee meeting in Bangalore on Friday to finalise 'an action plan' to bring down the first BJP government in the south. "We may not allow this government...