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BJP demands roll back of rail passenger fare hike

Last Updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 19:22

Accusing the government of raising rail fares through back door, the Opposition on Thursday demanded 21 per cent roll back of the passenger fare hike announced ahead of the rail budget.

Railways to seek Rs 38,000 crore as budgetary support from Finmin

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 21:33

Railways had received Rs 24,000 crores from the Finance Ministry as support in the current fiscal.

Rail Minister hints at passenger fare hike

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 16:11

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Thursday hinted at a hike in passenger fare as he asked Parliamentarians to be "realistic" if they want the railways to move forward.

New Railway Ministers not averse to passenger fare hike

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012, 20:57

With the Ministry coming into its fold after a gap of 16 years, Congress Ministers incharge of Railways gave enough hint of taking up reform including hike in fares which its former ally TMC had strongly opposed.

BSP, AIADMK, Left want rollback of fare hike

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 20:43

Members belonging to BSP, AIADMK, and Left parties made a strong demand that the hike in passenger fares announced in the Rail Budget be withdrawn.

Passenger fare hike had become necessary: Railway Board

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 20:53

Holding that passenger fare hike had become necessary to balance its budget and strengthen the financial position, the Railways today said the move will fetch the network Rs 6,500 to Rs 7000 crore.

Railway Budget 2012: Passenger fares hiked by 2-30 paise

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 15:33

Announcing the first hike in passenger fares in 10 years, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in his first Rail Budget speech said that fares will go up nominally.

Railways may hike travel fare of AC class

Last Updated: Sunday, January 29, 2012, 22:42

The Railways appears to have firmed up plans to raise passenger fares in AC classes in face of depleting financial resources and little options available to generate funds.

Brace for rail fare hike; air travel costlier too

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 08, 2011, 16:03

In more bad news for the aam admi, the government indicated on Tuesday that a revision of passenger rail fares is on cards. Moreover, domestic air travel has also become costly by as much as 15-20% in the festive season.

Railways considering 8-12% hike in passenger fares

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 13:05

Railways is exploring the possibility of increasing passenger fares to tide over its financial problems and improve safety-related infrastructure.

Trivedi not in favour of passenger fare hike

Last Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 21:58

Newly appointed Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday hinted at following in the footsteps of his predecessors as he said there could be other sources of revenue generation than hiking passenger fares.