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  • Government is in talks with World Bank to raise capital: Suresh Prabhu 21 hours 56 minutes ago

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18 Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the government is in talks with World Bank and other institutions to raise capital. ...
  • Railways launch RuPay pre-paid debit card 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway passengers can now book their tickets, do shopping and pay service bills using RuPay pre-paid cards, as the IRCTC launched the debit card service on Tuesday. The service was launched by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in collaboration with the Union Bank of India...
  • Railway platform ticket to cost Rs 10 from April 1 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Railways have doubled the cost of platform tickets to Rs 10 with effect from April 1. The rate of platform ticket will be increased from Rs 5 to Rs 10 per ticket, and all concerned have been given instruction regarding this, according to a Railway Ministry release on Monday. Railways...
  • 12 players to be part of Diamond Quadrilateral project 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Reputed companies from six countries, including France, Germany, Italy and China, have entered the race to become part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet Diamond Quadrilateral bullet train project. Twelve international companies are bidding for conducting the feasibility study for the three corridors of the Diamond Quadrilateral high-speed rail...
  • Railway hires langurs to provide security at stations in Agra March 20, 2015

    Agra: Railways has hired monkey catchers at a cumulative package of Rs 9 lakh per year to get rid of monkeys from four major railway stations of Agra division. Langur owners were being hired to provide their services at the stations, PRO for Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Bhupinder Dhillon said. Monkeys in...
  • Ratan Tata to head railway's Kaya Kalp council March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Noted industrialist Ratan Tata will head a new innovative council of Indian Railways, called 'Kaya Kalp', formed to turn around the ailing state-run rail network. Apart from Tata Group's Chairman Emeritus, the Kaya Kalp council will also have two railway union leaders Shiv Gopal Mishra and M Raghuvaiah. (Ratan) Tata...
  • Getting train tickets could get easy as Railways Ministry cracks the whip on touts March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Booking tickets could get easier now as an internal investigation has revealed that every day, 4,000 confirmed berths were hoarded by touts within one minute of the computer reservation system being thrown open to public. According to a report in Indian Express, the probe found that the touts who...
  • National Green Tribunal announces Rs 5,000 fine for littering on railway property March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip on those littering on railway platforms and tracks, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on individuals spotted littering or throwing waste on the platforms and tracks. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, passed a slew of directions...
  • Rail Budget debate in Rajya Sabha: Members want safety, amenities March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Members from various parties on Monday voiced concern in Rajya Sabha over various aspects concerning the railways, particularly safety and security and lack of facilities and timeliness and asked the government to rectify it. These issues were raised by members while participating in a debate on Rail Budget...
  • Lok Sabha passes Rail Budget, Centre pitches for a massive hike in investment March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rail Budget for 2015-16 was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu making a strong pitch for a massive hike in investment for the Railways. Announcing several schemes to make the Railways stronger technologically, financially and commercially, he...
  • Former Delhi Metro Chief Sreedharan submits final report on railway tendering to Railway Minister March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan, who is heading a one-man committee for delegation of commercial powers for railway projects to lower levels of bureaucracy, on Wednesday submitted the final report on the matter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Sreedharan had submitted an interim report to Prabhu on November...
  • Blatant misuse of power, Uma Bharti supporters allegedly stop train for her at Jhansi station March 11, 2015

    Jhansi: In a blatant misuse of power, supporters of Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti allegedly stopped a train as she was running late. The incident took place at the Jhansi railway station. The alleged incident occurred on the intervening night of March 8 and March 9 at around...
  • Passenger vehicle sales would be seen up 6-8 per cent in fiscal 2016 March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Faster growth and improved consumer sentiment should boost sales of passenger cars and utility vehicles in India by 6 to 8 per cent in the year starting in April, the country's auto industry body said on Tuesday. The improved sales outlook for utility vehicles, cars, buses and trucks comes...
  • Green signal for two big-ticket FDI proposals in Railways March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has finally given green signal to the two much awaited big-ticket FDI proposals for setting up diesel and electric locomotive plants in Bihar at a cost of Rs 2,400 crore. Ending the suspense over...
  • Eastern Railway appoints two lady locomotive drivers for the first time March 7, 2015

    Kolkata: In its bid to focus on women empowerment, Eastern Railway has appointed two lady locomotive drivers, first time in its history of over 62 years. Moumita Adhikari and Suruchi Kumari were appointed as locomotive driver and assistant locomotive driver (Electric) for ER's Asansol division in the field of electric...
  • Indian Railways launches the country's first customer complaint mobile app March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Railways on Monday became the first company in the country to provide customer complaint services on a mobile app besides providing the facility online by launching a complaint management system (Coms). The Coms comprises the mobile app, an online portal backed by a centralised grievance redressal monitoring system...
  • Sponsored: Here's how Suresh Prabhu can #ScoreWithData for Indian Railways March 2, 2015

    Suresh Prabhu, India's Union Minister for Railways has just presented his maiden Railway Budget and rather than focus on new trains and largesse to a certain favoured area that Indian railway ministers traditionally do, he has decided to focus on efficiency and transforming the Indian railways, the world's largest railway....
  • Efforts on to connect more Arunachal Pradesh towns by rail route February 28, 2015

    Itanagar: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off two trains brining Arunachal Pradesh in railway map of the country last week, efforts are on to connect all major towns of the state by rail link. Balipara-Bhalukpong railway track is completed and awaiting trial run in April, Railways General Manager RK Singh...
  • Indo-Bangla rail project to suffer for want of funds:Tripura Minister February 27, 2015

    Agartala: The Indo-Bangla railway project to connect the North East with Bangladesh will be further delayed as no funds were allocated for acquisition of land to extend the tracks in the Railway Budget, a state minister said on Friday. "We had been long demanding for early completion of the 15-km long...
  • Utilisation of resources top priority: Rail Minister February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said upgrading the skills of its large workforce and proper utilisation of resources was his top priority for which four centres of excellence were being set up by next year. ...
  • Mobile phone charging facilities to be provided in general class coaches, on-board entertainment on select Shatabdi trains: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that Indian Railways' Delhi Division is taking up a project for introducing on-board entertainment on select Shatabdi trains on license fee basis. He said, depending on the response, the facility will be extended to all Shatabdi trains. Presenting the Railway Budget...
  • Rail Budget 2015: WiFi facility to be expanded to more railway stations, including smaller stations February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: In an effort to provide WiFi connectivity at more railway stations, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu brought category B stations under the cover of the facility. Prabhu, while presenting the railway budget, said WiFi facility is being provided at all A1 and A category stations. "Further, as part of Digital...
  • Indian Railways plans to launch SMS alert service for arrival, departure timings February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: For the convenience of passengers, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced introduction of SMS alert service informing travellers in advance about arrival and departure timings of the trains. "We propose to introduce an SMS alert service to inform passengers in advance the updated arrival and departure time of trains...
  • 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. ...
  • Ready to extend power benefits to all if Centre shares cost: AAP February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Welcoming the state BJP's demand that 50 per cent power subsidy benefit should be extended to all, AAP on Thursday said the welfare initiative will be extended to all immediately if the Centre agrees to bear the extra cost. "The Aam Aadmi Party welcomes Delhi state BJP's demand that...
  • Railway Budget 2015: Centre to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore but no new trains or fare hike February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: 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. Over the next year, government will increase investment by about a...
  • Rail budget is dedicated to infrastructure: Rajasthan BJP February 26, 2015

    Jaipur: Terming the rail budget as the "first rail budget dedicated to infrastructure", the ruling BJP in Rajasthan on Thursday said it was focused on facilities of people even as the opposition Congress described it as a "hollow budget with no vision". "Security of women passengers, ease in ticket availability, safety...