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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 politic... »      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 Min... »
RAIL BUDGET 2013-14

Free Wi-Fi facility on select trains

Free Wi-Fi facility will be made available in a few select trains. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar Soon you will be able to access Internet on your smartphones and laptops while travelling by tra... »

Bansal balances political pragmatism with fiscal realism

With an eye on a string of elections leading to the main Lok Sabha polls next year, Railway Mini... »      1 comment
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 f... »

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, Ker... »

Logistics

Moving diesel gets costlier

The Railway Minister has also increased the ferrying charges for diesel and kerosene by 5.79 per... »

Logistics

Freight fright: Foodgrain prices may drill bigger hole in your pocket

Get ready to pay more for foodgrains such as wheat, rice, pulses and edible oils from April 1. »

Economy

1.5 lakh job vacancies in railways to be filled this year

Year after year, hundreds of new trains are introduced, but the number of employ... »      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 commodi... »

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... »      2 comments

Logistics

Slow progress on bio-toilets

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has reiterated that the Railways will install bio-toilets in... »      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... »

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 t... »
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