Rail Budget 2012

  • Mamata has her way, populism derails railways March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Mamata Banerjee has had her way again and the passenger fare has been rolled back. The announcement was made by new Union Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Thursday. What happens to the railways now? Will the plans of modernisation of railways go off-track? Dinesh Trivedi, the man who lost...
  • Mukul Roy to reply to Rail Budget in Parliament March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: All eyes will be on Parliament on Thursday where newly elected Railway Minister Mukul Roy is set to take questions on the Rail Budget. Facing a daunting task of managing railway finances, Roy is expected to roll back proposals for passenger fare hike in second and sleeper classes in...
  • Railwaymen threaten agitation against rollback March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway unions on Tuesday threatened to launch an agitation against the possible rollback of passenger fare hike and demanded a matching grant from the government if it is done. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, five federations - All-India Railwaymen's Federation, National Federation of Indian Railwaymen, Federation...
  • Mukul Roy sworn in as Railway Minister March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy took oath as the new Railway Minister on Tuesday at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Roy replaced Dinesh Trivedi, who had to resign as the Railway Minister after pressure from the Trinamool Congress over hike in passenger fares in the Rail Budget presented by him. Roy,...
  • Mukul Roy to be sworn in as Rail Minister today March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy is all set to take over as the new Railway Minister. He will be sworn in on Tuesday morning at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Roy, who is also the MoS for Shipping, will reply to the debate over the Rail Budget in Parliament, which...
  • President accepts Dinesh Trivedi's resignation March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy will be sworn-in Tuesday as Cabinet minister to replace his party colleague Dinesh Trivedi who has resigned as railway minister. This came after President Pratibha Patil accepted Trivedi's resignation on Monday night. "The President of India, as advised by the prime minister of India,...
  • Will quit UPA if humiliated, says Mamata Banerjee March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the Trinamool Congress would withdraw from the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government (UPA) if humiliated. In an exclusive interview to a IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, she defended her decision to push for Dinesh Trivedi's sacking...
  • PM wouldn't have let me resign: Trivedi March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who had to face the axe after facing opposition from his own party after hiking passenger fare in the Rail Budget, on Monday reiterated that he would go with the same budget if he were to present it again. In an exclusive interview with...
  • Rail Budget: Mamata indicates rollback in fares March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: With her confidant Mukul Roy set to take charge as Railway Minister on Tuesday, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday indicated there could be some rollback in passenger fare hike. She said hike in upper class train fares was "tolerable" but stuck to her demand for a rollback...
  • Rail Budget row: Oppn questions Govt in Parliament March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The UPA was cornered on Monday in Parliament as the Opposition targeted the government over the Rail Budget fiasco and Dinesh Trivedi's resignation as the Railway Minister. The Left Front raised questions saying that a minister resigning while Parliament was in session was not right. CPI(M) leader Basudev Acharya...
  • Rail Budget row: Oppn may take on UPA in Parl March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The UPA is likely to face a stormy day on Monday as Parliament convenes for the first time after the Union Budget. The Government seems to have it hands full and will have to counter the Opposition on last week's political developments. The government is likely to announce Railway...
  • Mukul Roy set to replace Trivedi as Railway Minister March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Dinesh Trivedi finally quit as Railway Minister on Sunday after speaking to Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Mukul Roy is likely to take over as the Railway Minister, but Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to reply to the debate on the Railway...
  • Dinesh Trivedi: The odd man out in TMC March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi ended his one year long career as the Railway Minister on Sunday on a turbulent note. Once he was his leader's eyes and ears in Delhi, her bridge with the world she wanted to occupy. Now, the leader controls the aces and the...
  • Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi resigns March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi resigned on Sunday evening after speaking to Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Trivedi said at a press briefing, "I spoke to Mamata Banerjee a little while back just to get her confirmation. She did tell that it was...
  • Mamata to meet PM, to press for Trivedi's removal March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is reportedly set to arrive in Delhi on Sunday night. Sources say that the Trinamool Congress chief has sought an appointment with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to press for Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's removal. Mamata will also meet Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. Sources...
  • Trivedi defies Mamata; Cong remains silent March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rail Budget fiasco has not just put the UPA in unprecedented embarrassment, it has also exposed the mess within the Trinamool Congress. Mamata Banerjee is now facing defiance within the party that she has never encountered before. Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Saturday made it clear to the...
  • Dinesh Trivedi has been honest throughout: TMC MP March 17, 2012

    Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman said the party had not treated Dinesh Trivedi right and was behaving undemocratically. ...
  • Can't put my resignation based on a phone call: Trivedi March 17, 2012

    Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said he will not resign till there is a clear instruction on paper. ...
  • Rail Budget row: Trivedi, TMC in an open war March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The exit of Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi looks imminent with internal pressure mounting on him to quit. Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee spoke to Dinesh Trivedi and asked him to put in his papers. "I had suggested an honourable exit for Trivedi. He knows the party doesn't want...
  • Trivedi knows the party doesn't want him: Kalyan Banerjee March 17, 2012

    Trinamool leader Kalyan Banerjee called up Dinesh Trivedi asking him to submit his resignation. ...
  • Rail Budget row: Dinesh Trivedi takes on TMC March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has been isolated by his party as internal pressure grows on him to quit. Sources say Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee has spoken to Dinesh Trivedi and asked him to put in his papers. But the Railway Minister has hit back and told Kalyan Banerjee...
  • Congress agrees to remove Dinesh Trivedi: sources March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress has agreed to remove Dinesh Trivedi as the Railway Minister, according to sources in the Trinamool Congress. However, sources say that the Congress has told Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee that sacking Trivedi would give him sympathy and make him a hero. Trinamool leader Kalyan Banerjee has asked...
  • Decision on Trivedi next week: Cong sources March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress Core group meet on Friday evening failed to come up with any solution to the crisis, sources say a decision on removing Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi may only be taken next week after the Prime Minister's reply in Parliament on the President's speech and the Rail...
  • I have full faith in Prime Minister, says Trivedi March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, whose fate hangs in balance, on Friday maintained his decision on the fare hike, saying it was in the best interest of the nation, adding he had full faith in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "The country and I have full faith in the PM. I...
  • Decision on Trivedi unlikely before Monday March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: A decision on the fate of Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi is unlikely before Monday. An indication to this effect came on Friday night after the Congress top brass including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi deliberated deeply on the strategy ahead in the backdrop of the...
  • Budget increases AC, first class train fares further March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Passengers travelling in all AC classes and first class will have to pay charges in addition to the recent hike in train fares with the General Budget on Friday bringing journeys in them under the ambit of service tax. With this move, passengers would have to pay over three...
  • Union Budget: DMRC gets Rs 2,200 crore March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Friday got a budgetary allocation of Rs 2,200 crore for construction of its ambitious Phase-III project that envisages extending the modern transport system further in the national capital. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced in his 2012-2013 Budget that the Central Government will infuse Rs 1,112.57 crore...
  • Decision on Trivedi's fate any moment: Sudip March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: A decision on the fate of Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi is expected "any moment", Trinamool leader Sudip Bandopadhyay has said. "It is an issue which is being dealt with by Mamata Banerjee and the Prime Minister. In between them, conversations have already been held. So, naturally the decision...
  • Pranab will reply on Railway Budget: Sources March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Finance Pranab Mukherjee as the senior-most Cabinet Minister is likely reply on Railway Budget in Parliament on Monday following Trinamool Congress's diktat to sack Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi for increasing passenger fares across all the classes, sources told CNN-IBN. Even though the fate of Trivedi is not...
  • Mamata Banerjee is pro-poor, says Mehbooba Mufti March 16, 2012

    Jammu: Supporting Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's demand of replacing Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that her agenda has always been pro-poor. "(West Bengal Chief Minister) Mamata's agenda has always been pro-people and pro-poor," Mufti said while defending West Bengal Chief Minister's move. "Mamata is...