Railway Budget

  • Bullet trains expected to be on agenda during PM Modi's Japan visit August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a five-day trip to Japan, hopes are high that the issue of bullet trains will feature on the agenda. The NDA government had promised to launch bullet train in its Railway Budget. While presenting the Railway Budget, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • High speed rail coaches to be rolled out in September end July 9, 2014

    Kapurthala: A day after Railway Budget was presented in Parliament, Kapurthala based Rail Coach Factory (RCF) on Wednesday said it will roll out first rake of coaches, capable of running at a high speed of 160 km per hour by the end of September or first week of October. Making the...
  • French companies evince keen interest in bullet train project July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the Centre announced plans to introduce a bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and to allow foreign direct investment into the railways sector, a number of French companies have come forward to participate in the project. The government had unveiled these plans in the Railway Budget, 2014-15...
  • Rail Budget success dependent on administrative reforms July 9, 2014

    The Railway Budget 2014-15 presented By the Hon'ble Railway Minister S Gowda is revolutionary in more ways than one. A rare presentation that focuses on giving a growth direction to the Indian Railways and its dilapidated infrastructure while simultaneously making efforts to re-in force the faith of the nation in...
  • Map: Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train route July 9, 2014

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector, where...
  • 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...
  • Rail Budget remarkable, will put Railways back on track: BJP July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday hailed the first Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government as "revolutionary" and "remarkable" that will put the Railways back on track with priorities on safety, hygiene and speed. Describing the Rail Budget as "remarkable" in many ways, party President and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 8, 2014

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  • TMC, BJP scuffle in Lok Sabha: Who is to be blamed? July 8, 2014

    Unruly scenes were witnessed in Parliament as Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janata Party MPs threatened to beat them in Lok Sabha. The TMC also alleged that one of the BJP MPs was drunk but they cannot say who it was. ...
  • Prithviraj Chavan slams rail budget, says Centre apathetic to Maharashtra July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said that rail budget has completely let down Maharashtra and that he was feeling "terribly disappointed" by the "apathy" of Centre towards the state. "The government has done nothing on the demand for the rollback of the 14.5 per cent hike in passenger fares,...
  • Budget gives major chunk of new trains to Western, Central railway July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Railway's two major zones- Western and Central - headquartered in Mumbai, have received a major chunk of the new trains proposed in the 2014-2015 Railway budget presented in the Parliament on Tuesday. As many as 58 new trains, including five new 'Jansadharan' trains and an equal number of premium...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • FIR registered against Congress leader for defacing Gowda's property July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: An FIR has been registered against Congress leader Mukesh Sharma for defacing Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's property on Tuesday. The move came after Mukesh Sharma was seen removing Gowda's nameplate from outside his house and stomping on it. The incident occured while Congress workers were demonstrating outside Gowda's...
  • 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...
  • Linking rail fare with fuel price to hit common man: Naveen Patnaik July 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Linking the railway fare with fuel price was likely to hit the common man, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Tuesday. "As regards the proposal for linking the railway fare with fuel price, I apprehend that this will affect the common man and expose them to vagaries of...
  • 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...
  • Punjab: CM Badal describes Railway budget as 'growth oriented' July 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Hailing the Railway Budget, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday described it as "growth oriented" and "passenger friendly", saying its proposals will propel all round development and prosperity in the country. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brainchild to introduce bullet trains in the country would put India on...
  • Gowda's Rail Budget aims for safety, security, speed; not many new projects July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: 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...
  • Government considering setting up Rail University: Sadananda Gowda July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim of providing railway-oriented education, the government is considering setting up of a Railway University for both technical and non technical subjects. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda also spoke about the plans for skill development of the staff while presenting the Rail Budget for 2014-15 in the Lok...
  • Railway Budget 2014-15: 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 2013-14 as compared to the previous fiscal. The passengers in AC First Class dropped to 26.1 lakh in the last fiscal as...
  • Railway Budget 2014-15: 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 2014-15, 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 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...
  • Government decides to separate 'overlapping' roles of Railway Board July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move aimed at improving efficiency of the Railways, the government on Tuesday announced the decision to separate the "unwieldy" Railway Board's functions of policy formulation and implementation. Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday while presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha said that this...
  • Railway budget neglects Kerala: Government, Opposition July 8, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress-led UDF government and CPI-M headed LDF opposition in Kerala on Tuesday termed the NDA dispensation's maiden railway budget as very disappointing, saying it has totally ignored the state. Minister for Power Arayadan Mohammed said Kerala had never been neglected like this in its history. "While the budget announced...