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Rail budget: False promise by outgoing govt, says Mamata

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 22:38

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today claimed that the Railway Budget for 2014-15 was false promise by an outgoing government in a vote-on-account budget.

Rail Budget 2014: Not competing in populist measures, says Kharge

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 19:35

After presenting his first railway budget, Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday said he was not for populism but wanted to be "realistic" to ensure that the national transporter thrives for the people of the country.

Railway Budget 2014: Bold reforms, tariff authority proposed

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 19:16

The Rail Budget 2014 Budget proposed introduction of 18 new premium trains, 38 express trains and 5 passenger trains.

Rail stocks slide in absence of major announcement in Budget

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 18:39

Rail stocks on Wednesday saw hectic selling pressure, falling as much as 10 per cent, in the absence of any major announcement in the interim Railway Budget.

Railways to borrow Rs 13,800 cr in 2014-15

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 18:29

Indian Railways will borrow less at Rs 13,800 crore from market through its two companies IRFC and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd for capital expenditure during 2014-15.

Rail Budget 2014: Problems in railways cannot be solved with one stroke, says Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 18:12

"By a single stroke we cannot solve all the problems that have been infecting the Indian railway system over the decades," Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Wednesday after presentation of the Rail Budget in Lok Sabha.

India Inc gives thumbs up to Rail Budget 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 18:03

India Inc on Wednesday said the government's focus on modernisation and expansion of the country's vast rail network without touching passenger fares and freight rates was a step in the right direction.

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.