RAILWAY FARES

  • No plan to review railway fares: Sadananda Gowda November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways has no plans to review passenger fares in wake of recent drop in fuel prices, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday said. Any decision in this regard would be taken when Railways reviews the fuel adjustment component (FAC)-linked revision scheme, Gowda told reporters to a question...
  • Rahul Gandhi joins protests against price rise in Lok Sabha July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, often accused of not taking interest in Parliamentary proceedings, on Monday actively took part in the party's protests in Lok Sabha against price rise. Rahul, who always sits in the back benches, stood on the aisle joining other Congress and Opposition members who stormed...
  • Would urge PM to roll back rail fare hike: Uddhav Thackeray June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Terming the train fare hike as "shocking", Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said he will speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and request him to roll it back. "The fare hike is shocking. Sena MPs will follow up the issue to ensure that the hike is called off,"...
  • 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 must choose, a ramshackled railway or a worldclass one: Jaitley June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending the steep hike in rail fare and freight rates as a 'difficult but correct decision', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the railways can survive only if users pay for availing of facilities. "The passenger services have been subsidised by the freight traffic. In recent years, even...
  • Rail fare shock: Mumbaikars to shell out over twotimes more June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Already hit hard by the poor and inefficient services, the woes of the suburban rail commuters in the metropolis are going to be compounded further with the season ticket rates going up by more than double across classes. The Narendra Modiled government on Friday hiked rail fares by a...
  • Rail fare hike applicable on tickets that were booked in advance too June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways, which hiked passenger fares by 14.2 per cent from June 25, on Friday said those who have purchased tickets earlier at prerevised rates, will have to pay the differences either at booking offices or in trains. "In the case of tickets already issued at prerevised rates, the difference...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 20, 2014

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  • Congress terms rail fare hike biggest in history, demands rollback June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out at the NDA government for the acrosstheboard increase in railway fares, the Congress on Friday sought immediate roll back of what it termed as the "biggest hike in history". Taking potshots at BJP's poll slogan of "good days are to come", Congress General Secretary and head of...
  • Modi government's first bitter pill, rail fare up by 14 per cent June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A week after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the people to prepare themselves to face some hardships, the Centre has increased Railways fare on Friday. The fare has gone up by 14.2 per cent for passengers and 6.5 per cent for the freight. It will be effective...
  • Decision on Railway fare hike in a few days: Sadananda Gowda June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Thursday said that the decision on fare hike will be taken in a few days. The remarks came just weeks before the Narendra Modi government will table its maiden Railway Budget. Gowda helds a meeting of General Managers of Railway and various Public...
  • Rail fares likely to go up, Railway Minister to meet PM before final decision June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Days ahead of the Budget being presented, the Railway Board has recommended a hike in rail fares. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi before taking a final decision. Government sources say that the Prime Minister is against a sharp rise in passenger rail fares. However,...
  • Jayalalithaa demands rollback of railway fares October 6, 2013

    Chennai: Describing the revision of railway fares as unjustifiable, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said the latest proposal would put an additional financial burden of about Rs 1,150 crore on the people and demanded its immediate 'rollback'. The Railways has decided to increase the passenger fare and freight tariff...
  • Railways to increase passenger train fares by 23 per cent from Oct 7 October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways is likely to revise passenger fares by 23 per cent from October 7. According to the Railways fuel adjustment component will be added to the ticket fare. Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said that he was examining a proposal to increase rail fare adding that...
  • Rail budget 2013-14 move to make railways private: Lalu Prasad February 26, 2013

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday slammed the rail budget for 2013-2014 and said, "This is not budget, there is nothing in it, and I will not give any passing marks for this budget. I suspect there is move to put railways in private sector". ...
  • Railway Budget 2013-14: List of new trains introduced February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced 67 new express trains and 26 new passenger trains as part of the Railway Budget 2013-14. Following is the list of the new trains being introduced: Express trains 1. Ahmedabad - Jodhpur Express (Weekly) Via Samdari, Bhildi 2. Ajni (Nagpur) - Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express...
  • Railway Budget is realistic, says Pawan Kumar Bansal February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Pawan Kumar Bansal promised to bring private investment to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore in the railways this year and said he aims at increasing the number of tatkal tickets as part of the Railway Budget 2013-14. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the Railway Minister defended his maiden budget...
  • Rail budget 'pedestrian', 'discriminatory': Opposition February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Opposition on Tuesday slammed the Rail Budget for increasing the burden on the common man, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) terming it as "pedestrian" and "discriminatory" while Left said it does not give any hope on railways' future. Key outside UPA allies Samajwadi Party and Bahujan...
  • Indian Railways: Many promises made still remain unfulfilled February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A day ahead of the Railway Budget, CNN-IBN is looking back at what promises were made and if they have been met. Several important projects are still running behind schedule. The new Railway Minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal, ended a decade of populism in January 2013 by announcing hike in...
  • Railway passenger fares may be hiked again February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway fares could see another round of increase soon. Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal hinted on Thursday that fares could be hiked for the second time in 2013 as the organisation has not been not able to complete several projects due to lack of funds. The new hike will...
  • Rs 20 hike in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto fares likely January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Another round of fare hike in premier trains looks imminent with Railways revising food tariffs for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains. "It will be a minor hike ranging between Rs 15 and Rs 20 for Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto passengers after the revision of catering charges of the...
  • Increased railway fares effective from today January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: If you are travelling by train, get ready to pay more as the increased railway fares have come into effect starting Monday. The fare hike is expected to mop up an additional Rs 6,600 crore annually for the government. This is the first increase in rail fares in...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 10, 2013

    Watch today's top stories with CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Railway fare hike gets mix reactions January 10, 2013

    Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday announced an acrosstheboard hike in fares of all classes to net an additional Rs 6,600 crore a year. The new fares will be effective from January 21 midnight. The announcement, which was a made only about a month ahead of the Railway...
  • Railway fare hike: DMK to take up the issue with PM January 10, 2013

    Chennai: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, a key constituent of the United Progressive Alliance, on Thursday said that it would take up the latest railway fare increase issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Party chief Karunanidhi said that he would not support any hike that would hit the poor. "DMK will not...
  • Railway fare hike: Mayawati demands rollback January 10, 2013

    Lucknow: A day after the government announced a hike in railway fares, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said the decision was against the common man. Demanding a rollback, Mayawati said hike in railway fares was "one of the many anticommon man policies of the government". Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar...
  • Govt set to raise diesel price by Rs 4.50/litre January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: After announcing a hike in railway fares, the government is now set to take a tough decision on raising fuel prices as early as this week or next week. A hike of Rs 4.50 per litre in diesel prices and that of Rs 100 per cylinder for LPG...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 9, 2013

    No international interference, says India as Pak denies killing two soldiers. Big hike in railway fares, to be effective from January 21 midnight. ...
  • 'Fares hike necessary to bring railways back on track' January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The industry on Wednesday said it is necessary to bring the Railways back on track and hike in rail fares would result into more safety measures and better services to passengers. Industry body CII said rail fares have not been increased for the past 10 years and the move...
  • Railway fare between important stations after the hike January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday announced a hike in railway fares, the first in the last 10 years. The new fares will be effective from midnight of January 21, 2012. The Railway Minister also clarified that the fares will not be hiked in Railway Budget. Bansal said...