INDIAN RAILWAYS

  • Suresh Prabhu cracks the whip, promises transparency in Railways April 3, 2015

    Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the government was working to make operations of the Railways fully transparent for which a system is being put in place in the ministry. ...
  • Is privatisation the only way to bring railways back on track? April 1, 2015

    Limited role for Railway Board, revamping of HR functions, and switch over to commercial accounting of railway functions are some of the recommendations made by the Debroy Committee in its interim report to Railways on Wednesday. ...
  • We report on failure in ensuring punctuality of trains to PMO, discuss this as well, MoS Railways March 31, 2015

    Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that they...
  • Indian Railways heading for a debt trap, says Dinesh Trivedi February 27, 2015

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, former railway minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi said that the Railway Budget failed to meet the expectations....
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 27, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Prabhu's reformist Railway Budget: Where will the funds come from? February 26, 2015

    The government unveiled plans on Thursday to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in its decrepit rail network over the next five years, heralding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive approach to building infrastructure needed to unlock faster economic growth. ...
  • Railway Budget is just a directive document that forms policy, new trains can be brought in later: Suresh Prabhu February 26, 2015

    In an interview after presenting his maiden Rail Budget on Thursday Union Railway Minister said that Railway Budget is just a directive document that forms policy and the new trains can be brought in at later stage. ...
  • Did Suresh Prabhu manage to get Rail Budget on track? February 26, 2015

    As Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden Rail Budget on Thursday, here are people's take on what the Rail Budget meant to them. ...
  • Is populism derailing the railways? February 25, 2015

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is all set to present the Railway Budget 2015 on Thursday. CNN-IBN raises a big question about the Indian Railways whether the populism is derailing the railways. The health of the Indian Railways in not in good shape. The Railways is facing a huge shortfall of...
  • Railways facing difficulty to cope up with heavy rush in trains October 26, 2014

    Death of a man a near-stampede situation on Saturday at the New Delhi railway station led to a chaos at railway stations due to the heavy rush ahead of Chhat Puja. The chaos continued on Sunday as lakhs of migrant labourers return to their home towns in Bihar and Jharkhand...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha August 10, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing row over language in UPSC civil services examinations, laws against sexual harassment, food condition in Indian Railways. He also talks about the books on former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on food being served in trains August 10, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the food condition in Indian Railways. ...
  • Watch: Passenger reactions to Railways' new catering policy August 8, 2014

    The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duronto and the menu will be split region wise into Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern. Prepacked ready to eat meals will be introduced while welcome drinks will also be served. Sale of tea, coffee,...
  • Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? August 5, 2014

    The administration has clamped down on IRCTC after cockroaches were found on on board food items. The IRCTC has been fined Rs 1 lakh and we at CNNIBN asked Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? ...
  • Railways to revamp services, passengers hopes for healthier food on ride August 4, 2014

    With the entry of popular names like Haldiram, ITC and MTR the Indian Railways plans revision in the food services on ride. Passengers expect healthier food. ...
  • Watch: Passengers complain of bad food in trains August 4, 2014

    The IRCTC is in trouble after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways has slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on the IRCTC and eight other caterers. The Railways has made efforts to improve the quality of food on trains...
  • Muslim staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs July 23, 2014

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. After this incident, the Indian Railways subsidiary that was...
  • 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 CNNIBN, 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...
  • Watch: Chandigarh people happy with Modi's rail budget July 8, 2014

    People of Chandigarh are satisfied with the Narendra Modi's first railway budget. "The government has said that they will ensure cleanliness and also use CCTV to check to ensure work is getting done. I am happy with the railway budget," a resident told to CNNIBN. ...
  • 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 muchhyped 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...
  • Railways needs to be depoliticised: Dinesh Trivedi July 8, 2014

    Former Railway Minister Dineh Trivedi had to step down after facing flak for increasing rail fares. "We should stop politicising Indian Railways. It's a sad affair that the same BJP had criticised the fare hike. We should have a national policy on railways," Trivedi said. ...
  • Watch: What Kerala expects from Rail Budget 2014 July 8, 2014

    Ahead of the first Rail Budget of the Narendra Modi government, the people of Kerala say they expect improved facilities and timely trains. They are also expecting more trains in the south. ...
  • Watch: CNNIBN finds out the cleanliness ground reality in trains July 8, 2014

    Just hours before the Railway Budget is to be presented; CNNIBN's Shylaja Varma boards a train and finds out about the cleanliness in the pantry car and toilet. She also takes the passengers views over lack of facilities in trains and stations. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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 201415. CNNIBN takes calls of people from across the country and asks their expectations from the Narendra Modi government's first Railway Budget. ...
  • Rajdhani accident: Can the Modi government bring railways back on track? June 25, 2014

    Bihar saw two train derailments on Wednesday morning, following which the possibility of a sabotage by the Naxals is being probed. In the first accident, 12 coaches along with the engine of the DelhiDibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed killing four and injuring 10 while the second accident was reported 60 km...
  • Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derails: Accident cause not known yet June 25, 2014

    The Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express's 12 coaches derailed on Wednesday in Gopalganj near Chhapra in Bihar killing 4 passengers. However, the cause of the accident has not yet been known. ...
  • Railway suffering a loss of Rs 900 crore everyday: Ravi Shankar Prasad June 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the hike in railway fare was done by the UPA government in the interim budget earlier this year. About the Modi government he also said, "Prime Minister has the ablity to govern and we are trying to...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...