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Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal leaving Rail Bhawan to present Rail Budget for 2013-14 at Parliament House in the Capital on Tuesday. Photo: Ramesh Sharma
Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal leaving Rail Bhawan to present Rail Budget for 2013-14 at Parliament House in the Capital on Tuesday. Photo: Ramesh Sharma

Rail Budget: Train fares to rise on other charges

First time in the UPA regime a Congress Minister presented the Railway Budget, which was politically correct. While a direct hike of an average 5-6 per cent on frieght rates was announced, Pawan K... »      1 comment
RAIL BUDGET 2013-14

67 express trains, 26 passenger trains introduced

As many as 67 express trains and 26 passenger trains are being introduced this year, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced today. Presenting the 2013-14 Railway Budget, Bansal al... »
RAIL BUDGET 2013-14

Freight hike: Power tariff set to go up by 1-2% a unit

The freight hike bullet has once again bitten the power and steel companies, which are already fighting stressed margins. Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced increase in freight by »

Stocks

RAIL BUDGET 2013-14

Why Railway-linked stocks lost steam this time

The usual fizz was missing for the stocks of railway equipment makers such as Kalindee Rail, Kernex Microsystems, Titagarh Wagons and Texmaco Rail on Railway Budget day. Not only did the... »

Logistics

Moving diesel gets costlier

The Railway Minister has also increased the ferrying charges for diesel and kerosene by 5.79 per cent. More than 30 per cent of petroleum products are transported through the Railways. This would... »

Economy

1.5 lakh job vacancies in railways to be filled this year

‘Eyewash’ says union; calls for new jobs for better services »      1 comment

Industry

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal

Fuel adjustment component will have ‘marginal’ impact on prices: Bansal

The fuel adjustment component (FAC) in the freight tariff is likely to raise the cost of commodities by 4-8 paise per kg, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said. With diesel prices goin... »

Economy

The apparent non-feasibility of the biggest safety measure announced by the Minister – of eliminating 10,797 level crossings during the 12th Plan – puts a big question mark on the Government’s seriousness about improving safety.

Rail Budget fails to walk the talk on the safety route

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has announced a host of safety measures for Indian Railways including elimination of level crossings, provision of comprehensive fire detection systems and indu... »      2 comments

Logistics

Slow progress on bio-toilets

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has reiterated that the Railways will install bio-toilets in more trains. During Rail Budget 2012-13, the Ministry had targeted 2,500 bio-toilets on p... »      1 comment

Logistics

Rlys to mop up Rs 2,000 cr by leasing out land

Indian Railways hopes to mop up about Rs 2,000 crore by leasing out railway land to build hotels, malls, warehouses and even residential complexes. Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal ann... »

Logistics

‘Anubhuti’ coaches, executive lounges to up comfort level

Rail passengers can now look forward to some comfort not only while travelling but also during the long wait at stations. Keeping in mind the demand for higher comfort while travelling on trains,... »
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