Rail Fare

  • Congress moves privilege motion against government for rail fare hike before Budget Session July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has moved a privilege motion against the government on increasing rail fares before the Budget Session of Parliament began. The privilege motion is also against the alleged leaking of Rail Budget papers before they were presented. The Narendra Modi government had announced a steep 14 per...
  • Tamil Nadu Congress workers stage protest against rail fare hike June 27, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress on Friday staged statewide protests demanding rollback of the recent hike in railway fares announced by the Centre. TNCC president BS Gnanadesikan led the protests in Chennai in which senior leaders like former Union Minister G K Vasan participated. Vasan later told reporters that...
  • New Railway time table to come in September June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The new Railway Time Table will now come into effect from September 1 instead of July 1 this year. Keeping in mind the possible announcement of new trains in the Rail Budget, to be presented on July 8, railways have decided to come out with a new time table...
  • Railways raked in Rs 70.66 crore in 4 days before partial rollback June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Railways has collected a total of Rs 70.66 crore from suburban commuters by way of seasonal ticket sales, triggered by a more than twofold hike in train fares, in the last four days. The government had on June 20 announced a steep hike in suburban train fares, which was later...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Suspense continuous over Delhi University VC's resignation June 24, 2014

    After days of standoff with the University Grants Commission over the fouryear undergraduate programme, confusion now reigns over Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh's resignation. The Human Resource Development Ministry said that it has not received Singh's resignation yet. ...
  • Centre has the right to revise rail fares: Bombay High Court June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Observing that Union Government has the right to revise the railway fares, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the recent fare hike. The court was hearing two public interest litigations challenging the steep hike. Former journalist Ketan Tirodkar has filed a PIL challenging hike in suburban...
  • BJP bends to ally pressure, no rail fare hike for suburban commuters up to 80 kms June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata party government seemed to have bent to ally pressure over the railway fair hike. In relief to the suburban train commuters, there will be no change in fares u pto 80 kms. There will be a 10 per cent fare hike for second class and the...
  • Mumbai: Congress workers to stage 'rail roko' on Wednesday June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Congress workers will stage a "rail roko" in Mumbai on Wednesday to protest the recent hike in railway passenger fares and freight rates announced by the Centre. Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President Manikrao Thakare on Tuesday instructed party workers to hold the 'rail roko' demonstrations at Mumbai from 11...
  • Train travel to be costlier from Wednesday June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Travel by train will be costlier from Wednesday as the hike of 14.2 per cent in passenger fares will come into effect. Besides the steep increase in passenger fares, freight rate for all commodities will also go up by about 6.5 per cent from Wednesday. Cashstrapped railways, which announced the...
  • Modi government rules out rollback of rail fare hike despite protests June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has ruled out a rollback in rail fare hike despite pressure from ally Shiv Sena. Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress MPs from Maharashtra also met Rail Minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday over the fare hike in local trains in Mumbai. The minister has assured...
  • Pressure mounts on Gowda; Sena, BJP MPs meet him over Mumbai rail fares June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government to scrap the rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains. Shiv Sena and Maharashtra BJP MPs met Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda to discuss their concerns over the rail fare hike. Government sources say Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray spoke to Finance...
  • Government may rethink rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government to scrap the rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains. Government sources say that there are concerns after the Bharatiya Janata Party's oldest ally Shiv Sena's criticism in Saamna. Sources say while there can be no rollback of the hike, but the...
  • Delhi Congress leaders protest against railway fare hike June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing protest against hike in railway fare and freight charges, Delhi Congress leaders on Monday held a demonstration in the city, leading to traffic jam in Viswas Nagar area of east Delhi for several hours. The Congress workers sat on dharna on a road and also broke the police...
  • SP workers attacked by BJP men over protest against fare hike June 23, 2014

    Samjawadi Party workers were on Monday allegedly attacked by BJP men while they tried to burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protest the hike in rail fare, police said. SP workers led by their leader Shameem Khan took out a procession and staged demonstration, demanding an immediate roll...
  • Youth Congress protest against railway fare hike near Charbagh station June 23, 2014

    Scores of Youth Congress activists staged a protest against the hike in railway fare and freight charges near the Charbagh station on Monday, during which police had to resort to lathicharge to stop them from obstructing train services. The Youth Congress activists, led by outfit's national secretary and incharge of Uttar...
  • Maharashtra: BJP, Shiv Sena MPs to meet Railway Minister on fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Apprehensive about an adverse fallout of the hike in train fares in the coming assembly polls, BJP and Shiv Sena MPs from Maharashtra will meet Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda in Delhi on Tuesday to "convey strong sentiments of commuters". "We will convey to the minister the strong sentiments of the...
  • Congress plans rail blockade in Maharashtra against fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra unit of the Congress will organise a rail blockade across the state on Wednesday to protest the recent hike in railway passenger fares and freight rates, its chief said on Monday. "We demand a rollback of the fares immediately, failing which we will launch a railroko (block trains)...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan defends rail fare hike, terms it as 'compulsion' June 23, 2014

    Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday defended the steep rail fare hike effected by the Centre last week, saying it was a "compulsion" as no government wants to increase fares. Justifying the hike, the Consumer Affairs Minister recalled the rationale offered by former prime minister V P Singh for petrol...
  • Modi government comes under attack from Shiv Sena over rail fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: After political rivals, the Narendra Modi government has come under fire from Shiv Sena over the rail fare hike with its oldest ally terming the move as akin to the common man being run over by train. "Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda has in the first instance brought a steep fare...
  • Mamata Banerjee demands rollback of rail fare hike June 23, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday demanded rollback of the "unprecedented, antipeople" rail fare hike considering the problems faced by common people. Making a statement in the Assembly, the Chief Minister said that the decision to hike rail fare and freight rates had created problems for the masses. When...
  • Kerala Chief Minister calls for roll back of rail fare hike June 23, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday asked the Centre to roll back railway passenger fare and freight rate hikes as it would lead to rise in prices of essential commodities. Speaking in the assembly on a notice seeking an adjournment motion moved by CPIM led LDF opposition, Chandy said...
  • Rail minister has run a train over the public: Shiv Sena on fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: There is ally trouble for the Bharatiya janata Party as the Shiv Sena has now strongly criticised the Narendra Modi government's move to hike rail fares. An editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana says that the hike is a burden on Mumbaikars and local train passengers will suffer. Sena says...
  • Rail fare hike: Many injured as SP, BJP workers clash in Lucknow June 22, 2014

    Many people were injured on Saturday evening as Samajwadi Party and BJP workers came to blows in the Uttar Pradesh capital here, police said. The incident took place outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state headquarters, when hundreds of Samajwadi Party workers started protesting against the railway fare hike effected late...
  • Congress workers to travel ticketless to protest train fare hike June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress workers will travel without ticket in the suburban trains on Monday to protest the hike in fare. "On Monday I will travel ticketless from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to Thane (station) along with our party workers as part of our protest," Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre said. "The...
  • SP, BJP leaders clash over rail price hike in UP June 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Protests against train fare hike have turned ugly in Lucknow. Clashes emerged after the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) workers opposed Samajwadi Party (SP) workers for burning effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The protests took place outside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. SP workers also held protests in Varanasi and Allahabad....
  • Congress protests in Delhi against rail fare hike June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress workers, led by the chief of the party's Delhi unit Arvinder Singh Lovely, on Saturday protested against the Modi government's decision to hike rail fares. The protesters gathered in west Delhi's Janakpuri area and raised slogans against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "They...
  • Protests in Delhi, Kerala, UP against rail fare hike, demands for rollback grow June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Narendra Modi government increased rail fares by 14.2 per cent, a series of protests are on throughout the country with many demanding a rollback. The Delhi Congress took to the streets on Saturday, in protest against the rail fare hike. Delhi Congress chief Arvinder...
  • Rail fare hike: Passengers may ditch Railways, switch to low cost airlines June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: With the new government increasing the railway fare by a whopping 14.2 per cent, disgruntled passengers are now mulling to take the air route with domestic air fares dropping with new entrants. At a time when the foray of AirAsia India has changed the country's aviation market drastically...
  • Railways bleeding, says Law Minister, calls Hindi row an uncalled for issue June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, a popular TV face of the BJP, justified the Narendra Modi government's move to raise the rail fare by a whopping 14.2 per cent saying it was a result of the policies undertaken by the previous UPA government. While Prasad blamed the UPA II...