Freight Charges

  • Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa condemns diesel price hike May 11, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday described as unjust the latest hike in diesel prices as she slammed the Centre with having failed to take steps to control skyrocketing prices and "scams in all departments." This was the fourth time oil companies have effected hike since January...
  • Further hike in surcharge on Railway bookings likely March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Justifying the hike in charges on various counts announced recently, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday hinted at further increase in surcharge on bookings and cancellations for balanced development of the country's largest transporter which has "limited resources". Replying to a debate on the Rail...
  • Rail freight hike on diesel may lead to rise in retail prices February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Railways on Tuesday hiked freight rates for moving diesel and cooking fuels by almost 8 per cent, a move that may result in marginal hike in retail fuel prices. Freight on diesel was increased by 5.79 per cent to Rs 1,041.80 per tonne from Rs 984.80 a tonne...
  • Railways yet to decide on freight hike September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Railways have no plans as yet to increase freight charges despite the steep hike in diesel prices which have put an additional burden of over Rs 1200 crores on it. "There is no move as yet to increase freight charges even if it (diesel price hike) hits us...
  • Diesel price hike, LPG limit: India erupts in protest September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The politically tough decision of hiking diesel price and limiting the usage of LPG to just six cylinders in a year on subsidised rate has led to nation-wide protests with the UPA constituents as well as the Opposition parties taking to the streets, demanding an immediate rollback. Massive protests...
  • New service tax makes travel, holidays costlier July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Get ready to pay even more. The new 12 per cent additional Service Tax comes into effect from Sunday. The new tax covers all services except 38 activities that are put on the negative list. The switch-over to a negative list is aimed at unifying the tax and levies...
  • Railway Budget: PM is all praise for Mamata February 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said no increase in freight rates and passenger fares in the Railway Budget would reduce inflation. "It is a common man's budget without increase in freight and passenger fares, thereby it will help to weaken cost push element of inflation," Singh told reporters...
  • Rail Budget: passengers expect better hygiene February 25, 2011

    Mamata Banerjee is also expected to not increase passenger fare ahead of assembly elections in West Benagal. ...