Railway Budget

  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 12-02-2014 10:40 PM

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  • Naveen Patnaik terms interim Railway Budget 'big disappointment' 12-02-2014 10:03 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Terming the interim rail budget as a "big disappointment" for Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the people of the state to give a befitting response to the UPA government at the earliest opportunity. "This is a big disappointment. We had requested the Ministry of Railways to...
  • Never-before-seen scenes in last session of 15th Lok Sabha 12-02-2014 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: Unfortunate, but true. The storm over Telangana has led to several unprecedented ugly scenes in the current session of Parliament, the last of the 15th Lok Sabha. Almost the entire budget speech of Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge was washed out on Wednesday due to disruptions. The House witnessed...
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  • 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...
  • Railway Budget 2014: Waitlisted passengers to get automatic SMS alert 12-02-2014 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge spelt 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....
  • 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....
  • Railway Budget 2014: Online booking of meals, mobile ticketing in unreserved segment 12-02-2014 02:38 PM

    New Delhi: In the view of the fact that Information Technology has revolutionised the experience of passengers on the Indian Railways, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, in the Interim Railway Budget 2014 announced on Wednesday, presented a few new initiatives that would further help in improving the experience of passengers. These...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Will help Odisha in developing Railway infrastructure: Adhir Chowdhury 11-02-2014 10:19 PM

    Balasore: A day before the interim Railway budget, the Centre on Tuesday assured Odisha of all necessary help in developing the railway infrastructure in the state. The support of the Railway Ministry would come provided the state governments extend its full cooperation, minister of state Adhir Chowdhury said. Laying the...
  • Poll: Rate the Indian Railways 11-02-2014 06:30 PM

    How would you rate the state of Indian Railways? Rate Indian Railways on the following two parameters. ...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge likely to announce more trains, new lines in rail budget 11-02-2014 01:37 PM

    Faced with a revenue shortfall, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge will not bring about reduction in basic passenger fares in the interim budget on Wednesday but is likely to make adjustment in fuel adjustment component so that impact on fares is minimum in an election year. Kharge is likely to announce...
  • 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. ...
  • People in Kolkata not happy with Rail Budget 2013 26-02-2013 09:40 PM

    They are unhappy with the rise in the freight rates as it would affect the reservation fares also. ...
  • We are working on a new software to enhance e-ticketing: Railway Board Chairman 26-02-2013 07:31 PM

    He also ensured that trials on anti-collision device will be completed in the next eight months. ...