Railway Budget 2012

  • AC1, AC2 class rail fare to cost more from Sunday March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Passengers travelling in AC 1 and AC 2 classes in trains will have to shell out more from Sunday when the upward revision in higher class fares will come into effect. The fare is also being hiked in Executive class and first class as per the Rail Budget...
  • PM would have sacrificed TMC for me: Trivedi March 23, 2012

    Former Union Minister Dinesh Trivedi has claimed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would have been prepared to retain him as the Railway Minister, even at the cost of losing the TMC's support. The TMC leader was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Below is the transcript of a part of...
  • I am happy with what I did: Dinesh Trivedi March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: After new Rail Minister Mukul Roy rolled back the passenger fare hike announced by Dinesh Trivedi in the Rail Budget, the former rail minister said he is happy with the Rail Budget that he prepared. Saying that it is not proper for him to react on the current Railway...
  • Mamata has her way; Mukul Roy rolls back passenger fare March 22, 2012

    New Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Thursday announced the rollback in his reply on the Rail Budget in Parliament. ...
  • Trivedi shadow looms over Rail Budget debate in LS March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The shadow of Dinesh Trivedi loomed large in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday during discussion on the Railway Budget 201213 with the Opposition taking barbs at the Congressled coalition in the wake of pressure by its allies. "Since the time the UPA government has been formed, the coalition train...
  • Mukul Roy parries questions on rail fare hike March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Widely expected to roll back the lower class fare hike proposed by his predecessor Dinesh Trivedi, Mukul Roy on Tuesday parried questions on what he plans to do about the hike. "Whatever I have to say I will say in Parliament as the Railway Budget is the property of...
  • Comment: Trivedi exit shows Mamata can only wreck March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: I recollect Dinesh Trivedi as a cautious man. In May 2009, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, he got two economists, Bibek Debroy and Lavish Bhandari, to do a study on West Bengal's economic decline under Communist rule. The study listed five symptoms, five diseases and 30 cures....
  • No action against Trivedi: Trinamool March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress on Monday ruled out any action against Dinesh Trivedi, who resigned as Railway Minister, saying that he has been asked to attend the parliamentary party meeting which party chief Mamata Banerjee is expected to attend. "No. He has been asked to attend the Parliamentary Party meeting,"...
  • 'Like a soldier I must obey party's wishes' March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Dinesh Trivedi on Sunday evening resigned as Railway Minister after Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee spoke to him. Trivedi had incurred the wrath of the Trinamool Congress for hiking passenger fares in the Railway Budget. Trivedi's decision came as an anticlimax as he put up a stiff defiance in the...
  • Mamata firm on replacing Dinesh Trivedi March 17, 2012

    Kolkata: Firm on the removal of Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asserted that it was time for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to act on her plea to replace Trivedi with another party nominee Mukul Roy. "I have already said whatever I have had to say....
  • Will support the UPA if TMC pulls out: SP March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party on Friday said that it will continue to support the embattled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. "Even if Trinamool Congress pulls out of the government, our support will continue," said Samajwadi party leader Shailendra Kumar. Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has been threatening a pullout by...
  • Dinesh Trivedi to stay through Budget session March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi who came in for sharp criticism from his party the Trinamool Congress with a state minister dubbing him a 'traitor', is likely to stay while the Budget session is on as the UPA government continues to back him. Trivedi has said on Thursday, "I will...
  • I will quit if PM or Mamata asks me to: Trivedi March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, whose removal has been demanded by his party leader and Trinamool Congress boss Mamata Banerjee, on Thursday said he has not resigned as yet. However, he made it clear that he would resign the moment the Prime Minister or Mamata Banerjee ask him to...
  • 'TMC's prerogative to name the Railway Minister' March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) parliamentary chief, Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Thursday said that his party has made Dinesh Trivedi the Railway Minister, not the Congress. Hence, the Trinamool Congress will decide about what happens to the ministry. "Dinesh Trivedi can say what he wants to. If Pranab Mukherjee presents the budget...
  • Trivedi quits as Mamata fumes, rollback possible March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi has been forced to step down within hours of presenting the Railway Budget for his decision to announce the first passenger fare hike in a decade. Sources say that Trivedi sent his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after receiving...
  • Trivedi kept country before party: Somnath Chatterjee March 15, 2012

    Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee said that he admires what Dinesh Trivedi and this is what should be done. ...
  • TMC puts question mark on the fate of Rail Budget March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: After Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi was forced to quit even before the House debated the Rail Budget, the fate of the entire Budget has become uncertain. Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister demanded Trivedi's resignation for hiking passenger fares for the first time in 10 years. The...
  • Our committment is to stand by poor people: TMC March 15, 2012

    Trinamool Congress leader Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar said that the party will discuss the rail fare hike on Thursday and they are not taking this fare hike well. ...
  • Mamata forces Trivedi to quit after bold Budget March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Following Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's diktat to resign for increasing passenger fares in the Rail Budget, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday morning sent his resignation letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Putting a question mark on the fate of the Railway Budget, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked...
  • Government is stable, says Manmohan Singh March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday night ruled out any threat to his government, saying it was stable and had all the numbers in Parliament. "Government is stable. We have all the numbers," he told reporters when asked whether there was any threat to the government. He was speaking after...
  • FICCI welcomes Railway Budget 2012 March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Welcoming the Railway Budget, FICCI in a statement on Wednesday said that Dinesh Trivedi has taken a bold step of raising passenger fares that had not been touched since 200203. FICCI further said, "The hike will reduce, even if marginally the cross subsidisation of passenger fares from freight....
  • Fare hike will not bail out Indian Railways: Lalu March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said that the fare hike proposed in the rail budget by Union Minister Dinesh Trivedi would be a big burden on the passengers. Dismissing the popular belief that the fare hike would bring the money needed, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)...
  • Full text: Dinesh Trivedi's Railway Budget speech March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Here is the full text of the speech made by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Minister on Railway Budget 201213: Madam Speaker, I rise to present the Railway Budget for 201213. I consider it a great privilege for me to head the strong and vibrant railway family and present my maiden Railway...
  • Trinamool Congress opposes own Railway Budget March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declared in Nandigram on Wednesday that she is against the hike in passenger fare announced in the Railway Budget presented by her party colleague Dinesh Trivedi. Addressing a rally Banerjee said that she would not allow the fare...
  • Rail Budget 2012 offers nothing: Nitish Kumar March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Reacting to the Railway Budget presented by Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said he is disappointed and alleged that the UPA2 has deliberately kept quite on safety plan. "Accidents are on the rise. What will be done on the future needs to be...
  • Railway Budget 2012: As it happened March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Presenting the Railway budget 2012 in Parliament on Wednesday, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi announced hike in passenger fares. This is the first hike in passenger fares in the last 10 years. The Railway Minister also announced 75 new express trains and 21 new passenger trains. Trivedi also laid stress...
  • Railway budget for faster, safer, pricier travel March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: For the first time in a decade a Railway Minister has taken the bold decision of increasing passenger fares. While presenting his maiden Railway Budget in the Lok Sabha Union Minister Dinesh Trivedi announced that passenger fares were being increased "marginally" across all classes. Trivedi pointed out that passenger...
  • List of new trains announced in the Rail Budget March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Here is the list of new express trains, passenger trains, MEMU, DEMU, extension of run and increase in frequency of trains announced in Railway Budget 201213. 1. KamakhyaLokmanya Tilak (T) AC Express (Weekly) via Katihar, Mughalsarai, Itarsi 2. SecunderabadShalimar AC Express (Weekly) via Vijayawada 3. Bandra (T) Bhuj AC Express...
  • Rail Budget: Better facilities for passengers March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Train passengers have been given a lot of facilities in the Railway Budget 201213 presented by Union Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday. Recognising the need for clean and green trains, the Railway Minister said that 2,500 coaches would have biotoilets, which would be much clearer and easy to...
  • Railway Budget: First fare hike in 10 years March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi "marginally" increased passenger fares while presenting his maiden Railway Budget in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Trivedi announced that passenger fares were subsidising freight rates so they need to be rationalised. It is the first time that passenger fares have been increased in the...