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  • Union Budget 2015, Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy, says Suresh Prabhu 3 hours 22 minutes ago

    "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 22 hours 48 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Prabhu's reformist Railway Budget: Where will the funds come from? Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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? Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Railway Budget 2015: Size of plan up by 52 per cent 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced that the size of the Plan Budget has gone up by 52 per cent from Rs 65,798 crore in 2014- 15 to Rs 1,00,011 crore in 2015-16. Support from the Central Government constitutes 41.6 per cent of the total Plan...
  • Travellers from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata react to Rail budget 2015 2 days ago

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu played safe in his maiden Budget refusing to take the populist route of announcing a large number of new trains but also failed to take measures to increase the earnings of the public transporter by not increasing the passenger fare. ...
  • A well worded, directionless Rail Budget full of ideas: M Mallikarjuna Kharge 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union Railways Budget is a very well worded one. It is a craftily worded Budget. Just like 'much ado about nothing'. As I have already mentioned, it is a very well worded speech, but has no plans for generating resources. You may have good ideas, but how...
  • Rail Budget 2015: 'Operation Five Minutes', 'hot-buttons', coin vending machines new features 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that the Railways is introducing 'Operation Five Minutes' to ensure that a passenger travelling unreserved can purchase a ticket within five minutes. Presenting the Railway Budget in Parliament on Thursday the Minister said the government is directing its efforts to make travel on...
  • Rail Budget is a good vision document, but where is the money? 2 days ago

    (Sumant Chak is a former Additional Member of Railway Board. Below is his reaction to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's maiden Budget.) What the Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has presented in the Parliament is a vision document. It is a good vision document. The only good thing or good part is...
  • Railway Budget 2015: No new trains, no fare hike, focus on cleanliness, tech and passenger amenities 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu played safe in his maiden Budget refusing to take the populist route of announcing a large number of new trains but also failed to take measures to increase the earnings of the public transporter by not increasing the passenger fare. With no major announcements, the...
  • Full text of Suresh Prabhu's Railway Budget 2015 speech 2 days ago

    Indian Railway Budget Speech 2015-16 Speech of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu introducing the Railway Budget for 2015-16 on 26th of February, 2015 Madam Speaker, 1. I rise to present before this August House the Statement of Estimated Receipts and Expenditure for 2015-16 for Indian Railways. 2. At the outset, let me thank the Hon'ble...
  • Railway Budget 2015: 'SMS alert' service for arrival and departure time of trains 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu has said that it has proposed to introduce an "SMS alert" service to inform passengers in advance the updated arrival and departure time of trains at starting or destination stations in the budget. Similarly SMS alert would be sent 15/30 minutes in...
  • Mobile phone charging facilities in General Class, on-board entertainment on some Shatabdis 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that mobile phone charging facilities would be provided in general class coaches and the number of charging facilities would also be increased in Sleeper Class coaches. At present there are only two charging points in the Sleeper Class coaches of some trains. The...
  • Railway Budget 2015: Seventy Seven new railway projects worth Rs 96,182 crore sanctioned 2 days ago

    New Delhi: While last mile connectivity projects continue to be accorded the highest priority, the Railways intend to fast track the sanctioned works on 7,000 kms of double/third/fourth lines and commission 1200 km in 2015-16 at an investment of Rs 8686 crore. Presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament Railway...
  • Rail Budget 2015: Nine major thrust areas, Indian Railways to be prime mover of economy 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, while presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament on Thursday, has said that there are nine thrust areas in this Budget. The first thrust area is that the Indian Railways will become prime mover of economy once again. Resource mobilisation for higher Investments is another...