Sadananda Gowda

  • Next gen e-ticketing enables 7200 bookings per minute on IRCTC website 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The long and irritating experiences of booking train ticket through IRCTC website seems to be a thing of past now as the Railways on Wednesday launched the next generation e-ticketing system enhancing the booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute and making the whole process much faster and...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fast-track highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet once...
  • Siddaramaiah government can fall anytime: Sadananda Gowda August 3, 2014

    Bangalore: Railway Minister and senior BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said the present Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka can fall anytime and asked his party workers to get ready for elections. "The Siddaramaiah government can fall anytime. Don't think it will continue for another three-and-half-years. It can even fall in...
  • Railways fine Rs 11 lakh on 9 caterers for 'bad food', IRCTC among them August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, Railways have imposed heavy fines totalling Rs 11.50 lakh on nine caterers including IRCTC for serving "bad quality" food in trains. "We had launched a special drive in the last month to detect quality of food being served on different trains. We found bad quality food...
  • Medak mishap which killed 18 took place due to driver's negligence: Gowda July 24, 2014

    Medak: In a horrific incident, 17 children along with the driver were killed on Thursday as a school bus collided with a moving passenger train at an unmanned railway crossing in Medak district in Telangana. The tragic accident took place on Thursday morning at Masayipet of Veldurthi mandal in Medak. The...
  • Bihar: Blast derails train's pilot engine, CM suspects Naxal hand July 23, 2014

    A major accident was averted on the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express when the pilot engine running ahead of the train got derailed near Rafiganj station in Aurangabad in Bihar on Wednesday. The presence of mind of the driver in the train ahead saved the lives of many passengers. ...
  • Railways to have derailment detector device to prevent mishap July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Alarmed by the spate of derailment incidents, Indian Railways is acquiring derailment detector devices to prevent mishaps which cause loss of lives and damage coaches. The derailment detector devices, a first for Indian Railways, will be fitted in three Rajdhanis and two Shatabdi trains on a pilot basis and...
  • Government faces embarrassment in Lok Sabha in absence of ministers July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Friday faced embarrassment in Lok Sabha due to absence of Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda or his deputy when the railway budget was taken up for discussion. Realising that the two ministers were absent, the Opposition was quick to make it an issue with Congress...
  • Railway to install CCTV in ladies' compartments July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Railway Ministry has decided to install CCTVs in ladies' compartments in phases in order to provide enhanced security to women passengers, the Rajya Sabha was told on Friday. Responding to a query during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said, "We will do...
  • Dibrugarh Rajdhani mishap result of 'suspected sabotage' July 11, 2014

    Railways on Friday said that "suspected sabotage" was the prima facie cause of the Dibrugarh Rajdhani train derailment on June 26 that left four persons dead. The New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express was running between Chhapra Kacheri and Goldenganj stations near Sonepur when its locomotive along with 12 coaches derailed. "Prima facie cause...
  • Rail Budget success dependent on administrative reforms July 9, 2014

    The Railway Budget 2014-15 presented By the Hon'ble Railway Minister S Gowda is revolutionary in more ways than one. A rare presentation that focuses on giving a growth direction to the Indian Railways and its dilapidated infrastructure while simultaneously making efforts to re-in force the faith of the nation in...
  • Chhattisgarh CM welcomes Narendra Modi government's first rail budget July 9, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday welcomed the Narendra Modi government's first rail budget, saying it contains several pro-passenger initiatives. He also welcomed the announcement of two trains for the BJP-ruled state - Nagpur-Bilaspur high speed train and Hapa-Bilaspur weekly. "I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister DV Sadananda...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 8, 2014

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  • Budget gives major chunk of new trains to Western, Central railway July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Railway's two major zones- Western and Central - headquartered in Mumbai, have received a major chunk of the new trains proposed in the 2014-2015 Railway budget presented in the Parliament on Tuesday. As many as 58 new trains, including five new 'Jansadharan' trains and an equal number of premium...
  • 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 CNN-IBN, 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...
  • Loksatta, Telangana BJP hail Rail Budget, YSR Congress unhappy July 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Loksatta Party on Tuesday welcomed the "genuine" effort showed by Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda in his Budget to "end the era of reckless populism and lay the foundation for improved traffic infrastructure". Loksatta President Jayaprakash Narayan said the broad trajectory of the Rail Budget is in keeping with the...
  • Rail budget disappointing, very generic: Nitish Kumar July 8, 2014

    Former railways minister Nitish Kumar said that the rail budget was disappointing. The government has no clear future plan or roadmap. "It is a very generic budget. FDI and PPP in Railways are not prudent initiatives," he said. On the other side, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, "We have...
  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • FIR registered against Congress leader for defacing Gowda's property July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: An FIR has been registered against Congress leader Mukesh Sharma for defacing Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's property on Tuesday. The move came after Mukesh Sharma was seen removing Gowda's nameplate from outside his house and stomping on it. The incident occured while Congress workers were demonstrating outside Gowda's...
  • AAP says rail budget lacks long term vision July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The AAP on Tuesday termed the rail budget as a missed opportunity and said the Narendra Modi government could have used its maiden rail budget to spell out its long term vision for the improvement of the health of railways. "The Narendra Modi government could have used its maiden...
  • Tamil Nadu: Karunanidhi objects the move to attract FDI in rail sector July 8, 2014

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday objected to the move to privatise maintenance operations and attract FDI in railways but hailed the announcement of five new trains for Tamil Nadu in the Rail Budget. It is welcome that five new trains have been announced for Tamil Nadu, besides super fast...
  • Linking rail fare with fuel price to hit common man: Naveen Patnaik July 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Linking the railway fare with fuel price was likely to hit the common man, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Tuesday. "As regards the proposal for linking the railway fare with fuel price, I apprehend that this will affect the common man and expose them to vagaries of...
  • No FDI in train operations: Railway Board Chairman July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Scouting for resources to meet its fund crunch, Railways is open to the idea of even 100 per cent FDI in its infrastructure development but would keep train operations out of its ambit. "We have given our suggestion to the Cabinet and they have to take a call on...
  • Punjab: CM Badal describes Railway budget as 'growth oriented' July 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Hailing the Railway Budget, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday described it as "growth oriented" and "passenger friendly", saying its proposals will propel all round development and prosperity in the country. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brainchild to introduce bullet trains in the country would put India on...
  • Gowda's Rail Budget aims for safety, security, speed; not many new projects July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: 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...
  • Government considering setting up Rail University: Sadananda Gowda July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim of providing railway-oriented education, the government is considering setting up of a Railway University for both technical and non technical subjects. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda also spoke about the plans for skill development of the staff while presenting the Rail Budget for 2014-15 in the Lok...
  • Railway Budget 2014-15: Number of AC First Class, CC passengers dropped in FY14 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid railways eyeing higher revenue from travellers in air conditioned coaches, the number of passengers in AC First Class and AC 3 Tier registered a decline in 2013-14 as compared to the previous fiscal. The passengers in AC First Class dropped to 26.1 lakh in the last fiscal as...
  • Railway Budget 2014-15: Special steps to be taken for safety of women in trains July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Special steps are being taken and instructions issued to ensure safety of women travelling alone in all classes of trains, Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday. Introducing the Railway Budget 2014-15, Gowda said that in order to ensure security of ladies travelling alone, special instructions are being...
  • 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 much-hyped 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...