Rail Budget

  • 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 eco-tourism 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 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...
  • 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 CNN-IBN. ...
  • 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 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Axe the Tax: Raise Income Tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh July 5, 2014

    Ahead of the Budget 2014, CNN-IBN'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 CNN-IBN '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. ...
  • Chidambaram hails railway budget, terms it 'honest' and 'practical' February 26, 2013

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is due to present Union Budget 2013-14 on Thursday, hailed Pawana Kumar Bansal's maiden railway budget and called it "honest" and "practical". Chidamabaram said it was a "remarkable and highly commendable budget". ...
  • Rail Budget: People say ready to pay more for better amenities in trains February 26, 2013

    Even as government hailed Pawan Kumar Bansal's maiden railway budget for 2013-14, people demanded better amenities in the trains. They said they are even ready to pay more for more facilities. ...
  • Budget focuses on intagibles like safety, cleanliness, food: Congress February 26, 2013

    Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi sought to quell perception that the budget presented by Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was almost a non-budget. ...
  • Watch: Pawan Kumar Bansal turns poet in Parliament while presenting Rail Budget February 26, 2013

    Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presented what is the first Railway Budget by a Congress minister in 17 years on Tuesday. Claiming that the losses of the Railways were mounting, Bansal said that the gigantic network must be financially sustainable for the benefit of the passengers. ...
  • Rail Budget: People demand better food, clean toilets, safety for passengers in trains February 26, 2013

    The Rail Budget will be presented on Tuesday by Pawan Kumar Bansal, the first Congress Minister to do so in 17 years. ...
  • Rail fare hikes should be justified by provision of facilities: Pawan Bansal's wife February 26, 2013

    Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's wife also said that the Rail Budget was prepared in keeping with the UPA's policies. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 25, 2013

    Indian Mujahideen outsmarts security agencies, continues to target India. CBI faces tough task ahead in investigations despite filing Preliminary Enquiry. ...
  • Mamata has her way; Mukul Roy rolls back passenger fare March 22, 2012

    New Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Thursday announced the rollback in his reply on the Rail Budget in Parliament. ...
  • Never sought any favour from UPA: Mamata Banerjee March 19, 2012

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her party does not favour hike in railway fares. ...
  • My visit to Delhi not unusual: Mamata Banerjee March 19, 2012

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her visit to Delhi was usual and that she would meet her MPs here. ...
  • Dinesh Trivedi has been honest throughout: TMC MP March 17, 2012

    Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman said the party had not treated Dinesh Trivedi right and was behaving undemocratically. ...
  • Can't put my resignation based on a phone call: Trivedi March 17, 2012

    Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said he will not resign till there is a clear instruction on paper. ...