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Jaya welcomes Rail Budget, against fuel price linked fares

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:42

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Tuesday described the NDA government`s maiden Railway Budget as "fiscally responsible and bold" but urged the Centre to spare common man of the `previous government`s policy of fuel price linked fare increases`.

Rail Budget 2014 signals Modi govt's aspirations for higher growth: Gowda

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:22

The Railway Minister also announced a slew of measures for giving passenger friendly services.

Railways plan to take up Eco-Tourism in North East States

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:20

The minister said, he proposes to introduce specially packaged trains for these circuits.

Railway Min to seek Cabinet nod for FDI policy relaxation

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:05

Looking to attract funds for infrastructure development, the Railways Ministry would seek approval of the Union Cabinet to relax foreign direct investment policy to overcome cash crunch.

Railway Budget 2014: Full text

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:00

I rise to present before this august House the Statement of Estimated Receipts and Expenditure for 2014-15 for Railways. As I stand in this Temple of Democracy, I owe this opportunity to the people of this country who have elected us to represent them and to shape their destiny.

Govt to expedite construction of 3 rail lines to move coal

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:55

The government Tuesday said it will expedite the construction of three critical rail lines to facilitate faster transportation of coal to power plants, thereby helping in bringing nearly 100 million tonnes of incremental traffic to Railways.

Rail Budget 2014: Tourist trains to connect pilgrim centres

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:51

Aiming at boosting domestic tourism, Railways Tuesday announced several tourist trains connecting pilgrim centres across the country

Govt proposes 'highest ever' plan outlay for railways

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:46

Government today proposed "highest ever" plan outlay of Rs 65,445 crore to the railways for the current fiscal, with a budgetary support of over Rs 30,000 crore.

Bullet trains, network of high speed rail on anvil

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:42

Introduction of bullet trains starting off with the Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector and an ambitious plan to have a Diamond Quadrilateral network of high speed rail connecting major metros and growth centres are on the anvil.

Ready-to-eat meals of reputed brands in trains

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:38

The Railway Budget today proposed to introduce ready-to-eat meals of reputed brands on-board trains to improve food quality and cancel vendors' contract if services were not up to the mark.

Railways to borrow Rs 11,790 cr in 2014-15

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:36

Indian Railways will borrow less at Rs 11,790 crore from market through its two companies IRFC and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd for capital expenditure during 2014-15.

PM Modi hails Railway Budget 2014-15, says it focuses on safety, transparency

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:19

Modi said the budget "keeps in mind the development of India. We can see the great use of technology also".