Rail Budget

  • UPA II to present its last interim budget in Parliament on Monday 17-02-2014 12:09 AM

    New Delhi: With just two months left for the general elections, UPA II will present its last interim budget in Parliament on Monday. While the Railway Budget was reduced to a mere 14-minute show, people across the country await Congress-led UPA's last minute attempts to woo the voters ahead of...
  • PCC hails interim rail budget; BJP criticises it 13-02-2014 08:12 AM

    Describing that Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge had done a "good job", PCC on Wednesday welcomed the interim Rail budget for leaving passenger fares and freight rates untouched and giving two trains to Jharkhand. Appreciating that the fare has not been hiked but modernisation and rail facilities in Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Interim rail budget: Rajasthan gets 3 premium, 6 express trains 13-02-2014 08:08 AM

    In the interim Railway Budget for 2014-15, ten new passenger trains including one daily train from Jaipur to Chandigarh have been announced for Rajasthan. A new daily intercity train from Jaipur to Chandigarh via Jhajjar was also proposed in the budget, quoting Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge who tabled the budget...
  • Raman Singh disappointed with interim rail budget, says UPA government ignored state 13-02-2014 08:01 AM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over the interim railway budget, saying the Congress-led UPA government has "completely ignored" his state. "Like previous years, again Chhattisgarh is ignored and neglected in the rail budget", Singh told reporters in Raipur. The Chief Minister said his state was "ignored"...
  • India Inc gives thumbs up to Rail Budget 12-02-2014 05:19 PM

    India Inc on Wednesday said the government's focus on modernisation and expansion of the country's vast rail network without touching passenger fares and freight rates was a step in the right direction. Expressing happiness on no populist measures being incorporated in the budget, PHD Chamber of Commerce President Sharad Jaipuria...
  • My heart bleeds seeing the scenes in Parliament: PM Manmohan Singh 12-02-2014 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: Disruption of the last Rail Budget of UPA II has disappointed all the Congress leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Dr Singh expressed anguish over the repeated disruptions during Railway Minister's speech saying, "My heart bleeds to see what is happening in the House. It is sad for...
  • Waitlisted passengers to get automatic SMS alert 12-02-2014 02:43 PM

    Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday spelled out a series of steps including SMS alert and online booking of meals in trains in the interim Rail Budget 2014-15. "IT has revolutionised our customer interface over the last few years....
  • Full text: Mallikarjun Kharge's interim Rail Budget speech 12-02-2014 02:39 PM

    No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. The Minister announced that there will...
  • Rail Budget 2014: A mere 14-minute show due to anti-Telangana protests 12-02-2014 01:22 PM

    New Delhi: When Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge stood up in Lok Sabha to deliver his first Budget speech, little did he imagine that it would go down in the history as one of the shortest speeches read out in Parliament. With anti-Telangana MPs shouting slogans in the House, Kharge's...
  • Railway Budget 2014: New safety measures introduced 12-02-2014 01:18 PM

    Amidst increasing train accidents, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has introduced new safety measures. Towards this end, a total of 5,400 unmanned level crossings were eliminated - 2,310 by manning and 3,090 by closure/merger/ construction of ROBs/RUBs during the last five years. Some other safety measures which have been undertaken/initiated are...
  • Highlights of the Railway Interim Budget 2014-15 12-02-2014 01:06 PM

    No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. Here is the highlights of Interim...
  • Rail Budget: Gross traffic receipts projected at Rs 1.6 lakh cr 12-02-2014 12:58 PM

    Anticipating a healthier growth of economy, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday proposed the freight traffic target at 1,101 million tonnes, an increment of 49.7 million tonnes over the current years' revised target of about 1052 million tonnes. The budget estimates for goods, passenger, other coaching and sundry other...
  • Railway Budget 2014: List of new trains 12-02-2014 12:55 PM

    Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has introduced 72 new trains in the Rail Budget 2014. These include 17 Premium trains, 38 Express trains, 10 Passenger trains, 4 MEMU and 3 DEMU. Three trains will be extended and frequency of same number of trains will be increased. Following is the list of...
  • Interim Rail Budget: Arunachal Pradesh soon to be on rail map 12-02-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday announced that the Railways is now on course to convert the strategically important 510 km long Rangiya - Murkongselek Metre Gauge line into Broad Gauge within this financial year. The Capital of Arunachal Pradesh would soon be on rail map in...
  • Interim Rail Budget: No increase in passenger fares 12-02-2014 12:46 PM

    New Delhi: No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, the Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. The Minister announced...
  • Railway Budget 2014: Mallikarjun Kharge proposes 72 new trains, no change in fares 12-02-2014 12:12 PM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge presented the Interim Railway Budget 2014 in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amidst uproar by Seemandhra MPs protesting against Telangana. There has been no change in passenger fares while 72 new trains have been introduced. Kharge has proposed passenger rail services to Katra for...
  • Rail Budget 2014: The turbulent five years of Indian Railways 12-02-2014 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: The UPA 2 will present its interim Railway Budget on Wednesday, with a change in fares unlikely. It is the last Rail Budget for the UPA 2 before the Lok Sabha elections and the past five years have been a turbulent phase. The question is whether things are...
  • Railway Minister Kharge to present interim budget today 12-02-2014 07:12 AM

    New Delhi: Union Railway Minister M Mallikarjun Kharge will present his maiden railway budget on Wednesday. Since the term of UPA government is expiring in the next three months, the presentation will be a mere formality. It will take care of the expenses of the Railways till the new government...
  • Railways to launch SMS-based service for hygiene complaints 09-06-2013 05:25 PM

    New Delhi: Railways have decided to launch an SMS-based service for immediate response to passenger complaints regarding housekeeping service in coaches. The service will be launched on a few select trains to facilitate passengers to contact onboard staff through SMS or phone call for complaints related to cleanliness in coaches,...
  • Train travel to be costlier from Monday 01-04-2013 03:55 AM

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  • Train tickets to cost more from April 1 30-03-2013 09:11 PM

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  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 26-02-2013 11:58 PM

    According to sources, the Centre gave into the demands of state governments opposing the ambitious setting up of NCTC and said the proposed intelligence agency will not have the right to make arrests without the states' permission. ...
  • Railway modernisation: Is it too little too late? 26-02-2013 11:54 PM

    Presenting his maiden budget, Pawan Bansal said his focus was on financial sustainability of the railways and ensure that trains become better and safer. ...
  • Rail Budget: Bansal defends hike, says has tried to rationalise costs 26-02-2013 11:47 PM

    The focus of Railway Budget 2013-14, as expected, was on passenger amenities including hygiene and safety. ...
  • Rail budget 2013-14 move to make railways private: Lalu Prasad 26-02-2013 10:00 PM

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday slammed the rail budget for 2013-2014 and said, "There is nothing in this budget". ...
  • Rail Budget: People in Bangalore willing to pay more for better services 26-02-2013 09:54 PM

    Pawan Kumar Bansal presented his maiden Railway Budget in Parliament on Tuesday. ...
  • News 360: Pawan Kumar Bansal announces Railway Budget for 2013-2014 26-02-2013 09:50 PM

    Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday presented his maiden railway budget for 2013-14 with no hike in passenger fare. ...