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Rail Budget to enhance auto industry usage of railways: SIAM

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 10:36

Several measures announced in the Rail budget such as enhanced port connectivity and setting up of private freight terminals will enhance auto industry's utilisation of railways for vehicle transportation and reduce cost of operations, industry body SIAM Tuesday said.

No FDI in train operations: Railway Board Chairman

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 10:32

Scouting for resources to meet its fund crunch, Railways is open to the idea of even 100 percent FDI in its infrastructure development but would keep train operations out of its ambit.

Growth oriented budget for railways expected

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:59

The first railway budget of the Narendra Modi government to be presented Tuesday is expected to be growth oriented.

Railway Budget 2014: Transportation of milk in parcel traffic

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 16:04

With the aim of tapping the vast potential in the area of parcel traffic, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge today announced transportation of milk through special parcel trains across the country.

Railway Budget 2014: Railways targets record Rs 1.6 lakh crore revenue in 2014-15

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 16:02

Anticipating healthier economic growth, the Railways has targeted a record Rs 1.6 lakh crore in revenue for the next financial year, while no increase has been proposed in passenger fares and freight rates.

Railway Budget 2014: Rail service for Vaishno Devi pilgrims to start soon

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 16:00

Rail connectivity to Katra, the base camp of Vaishno Devi shrine, has been completed and passenger services will start shortly, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge today said.

Railway Budget 2014: Kharge's maiden Rail budget drowns in the din

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 15:58

It was his maiden budget today but Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge would not have liked the way things went in the Lok Sabha as his speech was cut short abruptly due to disturbances by members.

Railway Budget 2014: Fire, smoke detection system on trial in Rajdhani Exp

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 15:56

A comprehensive fire and smoke detection system is on trial in Rajdhani Express and it will be extended to all major trains along with induction of indigenously developed anti-collision device, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said on Wednesday.

Railway Budget 2014: Full Text

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 15:46

Here is the full text of the Interim Rail Budget 2014.

Rail Budget 2014: Tariff Authority for transparency in fare decision

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 14:50

Ushering in a new pricing regime through a transparent process, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Khrage today announced in the interim rail budget constitution of an independent Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) to advise the government on fixing of fares and freight.

Rail Budget 2014: Key Highlights

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 14:31

Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge also announced starting of more high-speed and left both the passenger as well as the freight fares unchanged.

Railway Budget 2014: No change in passenger, freight fares; 73 new trains (Overview)

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 12:06

Presenting the Interim Rail Budget 2014 in Parliament on Wednesday, Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge announced that 73 new trains would be introduced.