RAIL BUDGET

  • Indian Railways heading for a debt trap, says Dinesh Trivedi February 27, 2015

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, former railway minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi said that the Railway Budget failed to meet the expectations....
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 27, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Prabhu's reformist Railway Budget: Where will the funds come from? February 26, 2015

    The government unveiled plans on Thursday to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in its decrepit rail network over the next five years, heralding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive approach to building infrastructure needed to unlock faster economic growth. ...
  • Railway Budget is just a directive document that forms policy, new trains can be brought in later: Suresh Prabhu February 26, 2015

    In an interview after presenting his maiden Rail Budget on Thursday Union Railway Minister said that Railway Budget is just a directive document that forms policy and the new trains can be brought in at later stage. ...
  • Did Suresh Prabhu manage to get Rail Budget on track? February 26, 2015

    As Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden Rail Budget on Thursday, here are people's take on what the Rail Budget meant to them. ...
  • Breaking Toons: The Rail Budget 2015 February 26, 2015

    As Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presents his maiden Rail Budget, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to say. ...
  • Budget: Chanakya's opinion poll on public demands, ways to improve railways February 26, 2015

    This is the first time in many years that a government with full majority will present its railway budget. Today's Chanakya carried out an opinion poll on the public's demands and ways to improve our railways right from tatkal reservations to cleanliness and safety. ...
  • Mumbai locals await infrastructural upgrade in overcrowded suburban railway network February 25, 2015

    12 people are said to die everyday on Mumbai's suburban railway network which is severely overloaded. With no upgrade in infrastructure, rampant corruption, it is to be seen what can Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu can do to improve the situation. ...
  • Delhi: Train tickets sold in thrice the actual price at railway stations February 25, 2015

    Exposing rampant corruption in railways, tickets can be bought illegally at the last moment for double or triple the fare by bribing ticket collectors and attendants. ...
  • Kitchen doubles up as toilet at New Delhi Railway station February 25, 2015

    A day before the Railway Budget is presented by the government, a shocking expose shows the appalling conditions under which the food that is served at the New Delhi railway station is prepared. At Platform no. 1 of the New Delhi Railway station, the head cook is seen standing right...
  • Rail budget: Security at railway stations to be the key concern February 22, 2015

    Ahead of the Rail Budget, CNN IBN is looking at some key concerns and challenges faced by rail passengers. How secure are our trains and stations? Security still remains a key concern at railway stations. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Railways needs to be depoliticised: Dinesh Trivedi July 8, 2014

    Former Railway Minister Dineh Trivedi had to step down after facing flak for increasing rail fares. "We should stop politicising Indian Railways. It's a sad affair that the same BJP had criticised the fare hike. We should have a national policy on railways," Trivedi said. ...
  • Watch: What Kerala expects from Rail Budget 2014 July 8, 2014

    Ahead of the first Rail Budget of the Narendra Modi government, the people of Kerala say they expect improved facilities and timely trains. They are also expecting more trains in the south. ...
  • Watch: CNNIBN finds out the cleanliness ground reality in trains July 8, 2014

    Just hours before the Railway Budget is to be presented; CNNIBN's Shylaja Varma boards a train and finds out about the cleanliness in the pantry car and toilet. She also takes the passengers views over lack of facilities in trains and stations. ...
  • Axe the Tax: Raise Income Tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh July 5, 2014

    Ahead of the Budget 2014, CNNIBN's Axe the Tax initiative looks at five taxes middle class India dislikes. Middle class families want the Finance Minister to raise the Income Tx exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh. ...
  • Watch: Kerala's capital city speak on upcoming annual Budget June 23, 2014

    In a special series of CNNIBN 'If I were FM', people in Kerala's capital city tell what they would do if they were Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who would present the maideb Budget of the Narendra Modi government. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 26, 2013

    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? February 26, 2013

    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 February 26, 2013

    Pawan Kumar Bansal, who had brought in effect an across-the-board hike in fares in January, decided to not call this a fare hike. ...
  • 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". ...
  • Rail Budget: People in Bangalore willing to pay more for better services February 26, 2013

    As Pawan Kumar Bansal presented his maiden Railway Budget in Parliament on Tuesday, people in Bangalore said if better services are provided in railways, they are ready to pay more. ...
  • News 360: Pawan Kumar Bansal announces Railway Budget for 2013-2014 February 26, 2013

    Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday presented his maiden railway budget for 2013-14 with no hike in passenger fare, but with "marginal" increase in other charges on tickets. ...
  • People in Kolkata not happy with Rail Budget 2013 February 26, 2013

    Passengers in Kolkata said that they aren't happy with the Railway Budget 2013-14 as the rise in freight charges will increase reservation fares also. ...
  • We are working on a new software to enhance e-ticketing: Railway Board Chairman February 26, 2013

    Speaking to CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhosle, Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal said the Railway Budget presented by Pawan Kumar Bansal addresses the financial health of the railways. He also ensured that trials on anti-collision device will be completed in the next eight months. ...