SURESH PRABHU

  • Government is in talks with World Bank to raise capital: Suresh Prabhu 22 hours 37 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sponsored: Here's how Suresh Prabhu can #ScoreWithData for Indian Railways March 4, 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....
  • 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....
  • Union Budget 2015: Finance Minister did a great job of reviewing economy, says Suresh Prabhu February 28, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Reacting on the budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has done a amazing job of reviewing the economic growth. ...
  • Union Budget 2015, Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy, says Suresh Prabhu February 28, 2015

    "Arun Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy in the Union Budget 2015," said Suresh Prabhu. This Budget will ensure that we will have 8 per cent growth. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Did Suresh Prabhu manage to get Rail Budget on track? February 26, 2015

    As Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden Rail Budget on Thursday, here are people's take on what the Rail Budget meant to them. ...
  • Key highlights of Rail Budget 2015 February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented his maiden Rail Budget in Lok Sabha. Here are the key highlights from Rail Budget 2015: Thrust: 1. Indian Railways to become prime mover of economy once again 2 Resource Mobilization...
  • Rail Budget to improve passenger amenities: Labour Minister February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Hailing the Rail Budget as "progressive and well thought out", Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday said it would improve amenities and infrastructure without burning a hole in passgengers' pockets. "This is a progressive and well thought out Rail Budget, without increasing the passenger fare. Moreover, there is an...
  • Steel firms hail Rail Budget, say it will spur demand February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Languishing long over a chronic low demand, steel makers lauded the Rail Budget hoping their deliveries would pick up as government plans to spend Rs 8.5 lakh crore over the next five years on capacity building. Though...
  • Rail Budget 2015: When Prabhu invoked 'Prabhu' for betterment of railways February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: There were some lighter moments when Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, while presenting the Railway Budget 2015, played with his name 'Prabhu' or referred to his Parliamentary colleagues. Talking about reviving the Indian Railways and infusing some new ideas, Prabhu said in the next five years, the government's priority...
  • Breaking Toons: The Rail Budget 2015 February 26, 2015

    As Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presents his maiden Rail Budget, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to say. ...
  • Rail stocks derail; falls up to 7% as Budget disappoints markets February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Share prices of companies that cater to the railway sector plunged by up to 7 per cent on Thursday after the Rail Budget 2015-16 failed to boost investors' sentiment. Cimmco tanked 6.93 per cent, Stone India plunged 6.07 per cent, Simplex Castings went down by 4.26 per cent and Kalindee...
  • PM Modi pats Suresh Prabhu's back, hails Rail Budget as futuristic, passenger-centric February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Hailing the Rail Budget as "futuristic" and "passenger-centric", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it touches all aspects of development and lays out a clear roadmap to make the national transporter the key driver of the country's economic growth. He said the budget is a watershed moment for...
  • Rail Budget 2015: Who said what February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: 'Profound', 'Good', 'Excellent', 'Average', 'just Rhetoric'. These are some of the words used by various political leaders to describe the Railway Budget presented by Suresh Prabhu. Here s what they have said. Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP "The gap between the rhetoric and ground is different. As we have...
  • Railway expects 17% rise in passenger revenue in Financial Year 2016 February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway's earning from passenger traffic is estimated to rise by nearly 17 per cent to Rs 50,175 crore in the next financial year as it expects more number of passengers to travel longer distance. The revenue from passenger traffic is expected to rise at Rs 43,002 crore in 2014-15...
  • Talkathon: Suresh Prabhu to interact with people at 5:15 PM February 26, 2015

    On a day when he unveiled his first Budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will interact with the people via Talkathon on Thursday at 5.15 PM. Ask Questions on twitter with hashtag #AskMR. Live on Information and Broadcasting Ministry YouTube channel. ...
  • Suresh Prabhu's hi-tech drive fails to take off on Railway Ministry site February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Even two hours after Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu presented his maiden Budget speech in Parliament on Thursday, his vision and stress on technology upgradation was not reflected on the Budget page of the Railway Ministry site.The minister wanted to take the railways to a new height by...