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Goa Congress sees communal conspiracy in rail fare hike

The Congress party in Goa on Monday alleged a communal design on part of the BJP government at the Centre and in the state with regard to the 300 per cent hike in special train fare from Goa to the Velankannni shrine in Tamil Nadu, which hosts a popular Catholic feast of "Our Lady of Good Health" on September 8.

Rail Budget 2015: The financial implications

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented his maiden Rail Budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 ruling out privatisation of the nation's economic lifeline and any hike in passengers' fare.

No proposal for hike in rail fares at present: Manoj Sinha

Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Saturday made it clear that as of now there is no proposal to hike rail fares.

Train travel to be costlier from today

Travel by train will be costlier from Wednesday as the recently announced hike of 14.2 per cent in passenger fares will come into effect.

Rail fare hike: Bitter medicine to be swallowed for economy, says Venkaiah

Naidu explained the sequence of events relating to rail fare hike beginning with a proposal being made on February six this year.

Rail fare hike was inevitable: Ravi Shankar Prasad

He said the decision was taken by the United Progressive Alliance government in the interim budget in February.

India has to choose between world-class railway or ramshackled one: Jaitley on fare hike

Stating that the choice before the government was to allow the railways to bleed and eventually walk into a debt trap or raise fares, Jaitley said, "India must decide whether it wants a world-class railway or a ramshackled one.

Rail fare hike difficult but correct decision: Arun Jaitley

India must decide whether it wants a world-class railway or a ramshackled one, Jaitley added after rail fare hike.

Fare hike inclusive of fuel adjustment component, says rail ministry

The Railways Ministry Friday evening issued a clarification stating that the fare and freight hike announced was inclusive of fuel adjustment component, which is done every six months.

Rail travel to be costlier; passenger fare hiked by 14.2%

Railway minister has hiked the passenger fares by 14.2 percent effective from midnight tonight.

Decision on fare hike, FDI in rail sector soon: Sadananda Gowda

A decision on hiking passenger fares and on allowing foreign direct investment in railways is likely to be taken before the Rail Budget, the government said on Thursday.

Railways await PM's nod for fare hike

Railways is waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nod to go ahead with the proposed hike in passenger fare and freight rate.

No further fare hike till next rail budget: CRB Chairman

After increase in passenger fares twice in the current financial year, railways on Wednesday ruled out any fresh hike till the next rail budget in July.

Further hike in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto fares from Oct 17

The ticket rates of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains will go up further by about Rs 25 to Rs 27 with an upward revision in food tariff, a senior Railway Ministry official said.

Another round of 2% train fare hike from Oct 7

While the passenger fare hike would be effected from October 7, a parallel hike of about 2 percent in freight would also be revised from October 10 under the fuel adjustment component.

Rail fare hike proposal under examination: Kharge

A proposal to increase rail fare is under examination and a decision will be taken shortly, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said.

Railways to decide on possible passenger fare hike in October

A decision on possible hike in passenger fares will be taken by the Railways in October when it will review the fuel adjustment component (FAC) in the wake of rising fuel and energy cost.

No further hike in train reservation, cancellation charges: Bansal

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday made it clear that there will be no further hike in the near future in reservation or cancellation charges, though cross subsidy from freight to passenger segment has touched Rs 25,000 crore.

Bansal evasive on another round of rail fare hike

With the rise in diesel price putting an additional burden of Rs 3,300 crores on Railways, its Minister PK Bansal on Thursday did not rule out another round of hike in passenger fares.

Another rail fare hike soon?

Railway minister last October, had announced about 21% hike in passenger fares across-the-board last month.