TRAIN TRAVEL

  • Highlights of Railway Budget 2013-2014 February 26, 2013

    Rail Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday presented his maiden Rail Budget. There has been no hike in passenger fares, but marginal hike in freight charges, reservation fee, cancellation fee, tatkal charges and supplementary charges. Following are the highlights of the Railway Budget 2013-2014: Thrust 1. Safety; 2. Consolidation; 3. Passenger Amenities;...
  • Rail Budget: Expect costlier travel, new trains February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is set to present what will be the first Railway Budget by a Congress minister in 17 years on Tuesday. Indications are that rail travel is likely to get costlier in line with the fuel price hike. Before heading to the Rail Bhawan on...
  • Budget 2012: Pay more for the comforts of life March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Budget 2012 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday, March 16, makes eating out and phone bills and other comforts of life costlier, pinching the common man. Increase in service tax will increase one's mobile bills by 2 per cent every month. Two and four wheelers will...
  • Railway safety record: 170 accidents in 2009 October 21, 2009

    New Delhi: The year 2009 has seen over 170 train accidents, it's been particularly a bad year as far as safety records go for the Indian Railways with at least four major train accidents. And even as the number swells, little is being done to make rail travel safer. In a...