Railway Budget 2013

  • Rail Budget reflects UPA's non-performance: Narendra Modi February 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed the Railway Budget as "anti-development" and said that it reflects the "non-performance of the UPA government". "The Centre's railway budget is anti-development and showcases the non-performance of the government. It will increase the burden of rising prices on the common people,"...
  • 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: 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Bansal spares passenger fares, introduces 106 new trains February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: While Pawan Kumar Bansal spared passengers another hike in basic train fares while presenting the Railway Budget for 2013-14 but he still made sure that anyone travelling on a train will be forced to pay more as he announced a "marginal" increase in other charges on tickets along...
  • Rail Budget: Freight rates hiked by 5.8 per cent February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Continuing efforts to clean up railway finances, the Budget for 2013-14 on Tuesday effected an across-the-board 5.8 per cent hike in freight charges to net in Rs 4,200 crore a year while raising passenger reservation and related charges to rake in an additional Rs 483 crore. Railway Minister...
  • Railway Budget is realistic, says Pawan Kumar Bansal February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Pawan Kumar Bansal promised to bring private investment to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore in the railways this year and said he aims at increasing the number of tatkal tickets as part of the Railway Budget 2013-14. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the Railway Minister defended his maiden budget...
  • Some good beginnings have been made in the Railway Budget 2013: Siddharth Zarabi February 26, 2013

    CNBC TV18's Economic Policy Editor and Delhi Bureau Chief Siddharth Zarabi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Railway Budget 2013. Q. Dear Siddharth, There are so many things that the minister is saying, about good new features but it takes such a long time to implement stuff in our...
  • Rail Budget 2013-2014 reformist, forward-looking: PM February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Hailing the Railway Budget as "reformist and forward-looking", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has done a commendable job in meeting competing demands of improving services and controlling expenditure. Singh complimented Bansal for his "innovations" in critical areas of Railway infrastructure and paving...
  • Rail Budget: 67 express trains, 26 passenger trains introduced February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: As many as 67 express trains and 26 passenger trains are being introduced this year, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced on Tuesday. Presenting the 2013-14 Railway Budget, Bansal also said that five Mainline Electrical Multiple Units (MEMUs) are being introduced this year besides eight DEMUs. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Rail Budget: No hike in passenger fares, but travel will be costlier February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Even though Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal did not hike passenger fares but he announced a marginal increase in freight charges, supplementary charge, superfast charge, reservation charge, cancellation charge and Tatkal charge. The hike supplementary charge, superfast charge, reservation charge, cancellation charge and Tatkal charge means that even...
  • Highlights of Railway Budget 2013-2014 February 27, 2013

    Rail Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday presented his maiden Rail Budget. There has been no hike in passenger fares, but marginal hike in freight charges, reservation fee, cancellation fee, tatkal charges and supplementary charges. Following are the highlights of the Railway Budget 2013-2014: Thrust 1. Safety; 2. Consolidation; 3. Passenger Amenities;...
  • Rail Budget 2013: What Pawan Kumar Bansal needs to do February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal came under attack from the Opposition in January after he increased rail fares. In the Rail Budget 2013 to be presented on Tuesday, another rail fare hike is expected. CNN-IBN spoke to passengers who want better hygiene and safety measures. What does the...
  • Rail Budget 2013: The big questions February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is set to present his maiden Rail Budget on Tuesday. Being the first Congress minister to be presenting the Rail Budget in 17 years, Bansal faces the challenge of reviving the Railways. But the repercussions may be an unhappy Opposition and unhappy passengers...
  • Rail Budget 2013: What to expect February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is set to present his maiden Rail Budget on Tuesday. While a hike in rail fare seems to be imminent, the Rail Minister is also likely to announce many new trains and safety and modernisation measures. Following are some things that can be...
  • Rail Budget: Expect costlier travel, new trains February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is set to present what will be the first Railway Budget by a Congress minister in 17 years on Tuesday. Indications are that rail travel is likely to get costlier in line with the fuel price hike. Before heading to the Rail Bhawan on...
  • Railway passenger fares may be hiked again February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway fares could see another round of increase soon. Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal hinted on Thursday that fares could be hiked for the second time in 2013 as the organisation has not been not able to complete several projects due to lack of funds. The new hike will...