Rail Budget

  • Rail Budget debate derailed as 'tired' RS members refuse to take part July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed a peculiar scenario when none of the members was willing to initiate or participate in a debate on Rail Budget despite being listed, with some saying they were tired, prompting the Chair to adjourn the House for the day at around 5.30...
  • Opposition parties pick holes in rail budget July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition members on Monday picked holes in the rail budget and questioned how the ambitious agenda outlined in it would be implemented by the cashstrapped railways as there is no budgetary support from the government unlike China and other developed nations. Congress member and former Railway Minister KH Muniyappa...
  • Live: Congress raises Ramdev aide Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed in Rajya Sabha July 14, 2014

    The Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripendra Mishra's appointment as Principal Secretary to...
  • Rail Budget to be discussed in Parliament, TRAI Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget will be discussed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday. The Lok Sabha will also be taking up the TRAI Amendment Bill for consideration and passing by the lower House. This bill replaces the ordinance which paved the way for Nripender...
  • TWTW: Pilgrim circuits announced in Rail Budget 2014 July 13, 2014

    Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on July 8 proposed to boost domestic tourism with special pilgrim and ecotourism services and encourage private participation in the sector. ...
  • 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...
  • TMC's Kalyan Banerjee apologises to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: TMC's Kalyan Bannerjee has apologised to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for calling her a Modi mouthpiece. TMC MPs were protesting over the scuffle that took place in Parliament on Tuesday with BJP MPs. During the protest some TMC MPs also shouted slogans against the Speaker. They have accused...
  • Rail budget disappointing for Uttarakhand: Congress July 9, 2014

    Dehradun : Terming the rail budget as extremely disappointing for Uttarakhand, Congress on Tuesday slammed the Centre for not making any provisions in it for the hill state. People of the state who contributed five MPs to the ruling BJPs kitty were extremely disappointed over the treatment meted out to the...
  • 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 CNNIBN, 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...
  • Watch: Chandigarh people happy with Modi's rail budget July 8, 2014

    People of Chandigarh are satisfied with the Narendra Modi's first railway budget. "The government has said that they will ensure cleanliness and also use CCTV to check to ensure work is getting done. I am happy with the railway budget," a resident told to CNNIBN. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Railway Budget 201415: 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 201314 as compared to the previous fiscal. The passengers in AC First Class dropped to 26.1 lakh in the last fiscal as...
  • Railway Budget 201415: 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 201415, 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 muchhyped 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...
  • Highlights of the Railway Budget 201415 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday presented the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget in the Lok Sabha. Here are the highlights of the Railway Budget 201415: No new increase in passenger fares and freight charges Bullet train on MumbaiAhmedabad Sector Diamond quadrilateral for high speed trains Plan...
  • ExRailway Ministers slam Rail budget, call it 'prorich, Modi gadget' July 8, 2014

    New Delhi/Patna: Former Railway Ministers were not on the same track as incumbent Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday, calling the Rail budget "prorich" and a " Modi gadget" which has nothing new to offer. As Gowda's predecessors picked holes in his maiden Rail budget, Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister,...
  • Congress protests against Rail Budget outside Gowda's residence July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday protested outside Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's residence against the Rail Budget 2014. During the protest, a Congress leader stomped on Gowda's nameplate as protesters shouted slogans at the Rail Minister. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has slammed the Rail Budget. "Uninspiring budget, it's like a...
  • Railways to launch special pilgrim services July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday proposed to boost domestic tourism with special pilgrim and eco tourism services and encourage private participation in the sector. Also, the minister said, the Indian Railways is planning to take up ecotourism and education tourism services in the northeastern States. Presenting the railway...
  • West Bengal neglected in railway budget: Mamata Banerjee July 8, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the central government of neglecting her state in the railway budget. "West Bengal has been neglected and humiliated by the new government," Banerjee said on her official Facebook page. "Has anyone seen such neglect and humiliation ever," she wondered. Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda...
  • High speed train from Mystore to Chennai July 8, 2014

    Bangalore: A high speed train would be introduced from Mysore to Chennai via Bangalore by upgrading the present rail network, Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday. "While bullet trains would require new infrastructure, higher speed for existing trains will be achieved by upgrading the present network. "An effort will be...
  • Tech, commerce to power Indian Railways in future July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Bullet trains are set to become a reality in India with the first service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government sought to make Indian Railways one of the world's largest run like a "commercial enterprise but serve like a welfare organization". In the...
  • Lackluster, uninspiring, unimaginative: Opposition on Rail Budget July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi government's maiden Railway Budget has failed to impress the opposition parties. The Budget which was presented by Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has been termed by the opposition parties as uninspiring and lackluster. "It is an uninspiring budget. It is like a service budget. States like...
  • Railway Budget 2014: 11 tech initiatives that should have been introduced long ago July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Railways Minister Sadanand Gowda in his maiden budget presented new technology initiatives that would further help in improving the passenger experience on Indian Railways. The Railways has proposed realtime tracking of trains and rolling stocks, mobilebased wakeup call system for passengers, mobilebased destination arrival alert and WiFi Services...
  • Readytoeat meals of reputed brands in trains July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Railway Budget 201415 proposed to introduce readytoeat meals of reputed brands onboard trains to improve food quality and cancel vendors' contract if services were not up to the mark. Presenting the Railway Budget for 201415, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda also proposed to introduce...
  • No hike in fares, Railways to attract FDI July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Sparing passengers of any further fare hike, Railway Budget for 201415 proposes to attract private domestic and FDI in infrastructure projects and pursuing privatepublic partnership to boost the finances of the cashstrapped railways. Having hiked fares to the tune of 14.2 per cent recently, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda who...