Railways to have independent mechanism to fix fares
Railways to have independent mechanism to fix fares

"We will have an institutional mechanism which will take into account the efficiency to decide passenger fare and freight rate," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said Wednesday.

Railways to hike AC class fares by 0.5% from Jun 1

Fares for first class and AC class in passenger trains besides freight charges will be increased by 0.5 per cent from June 1 as new service tax will come into effect.

Rs 8.5 lakh cr to be pumped into Railways over 5 years: Suresh Prabhu

Laying emphasis on capacity expansion, decongestion of network and passenger safety, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Tuesday said a massive Rs 8.5 lakh crore would be pumped in over the next five years to make it a viable organisation and bring back the road traffic.

Railways' earnings up by over 12%; passenger count drops

The total earnings of Railways during the April 2014-February 2015 period were Rs 1,42,358.27 crore compared to Rs 1,26,064.06 crore during the same period last year, an increase of 12.93 percent.

Lower diesel prices among reasons behind no hike in rail fares

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Thursday said decline in prices of diesel, a major source of fuel for railways, is one of the reasons behind the government's decision not to hike passenger fares.

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DNA: An extensive analysis of Indian Railways ahead of Rail Budget

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Rail Budget 2015: Will the promise of bullet train be fulfilled?

Will the promise of bullet train be fulfilled in this Rail Budget?

'No proposal to hike rail fares'

Ahead of the presentation of the Rail Budget in Parliament, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Saturday said there was no proposal at present to increase rail fares.

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.

2014 saw Prabhu's push to put Railways back on track

Reeling under cash and staff crunch, Railways saw reform-oriented Suresh Prabhu taking over charge of the ministry at the fag end of the year and seeking innovate ideas and futuristic vision to bail out the ailing PSU behemoth.

NDA ally RPI(A) demands cut in rail fares

Government should consider reducing the rail passenger fares as they were on the higher side, an NDA constituent said in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

Train travel to be costlier from Wednesday

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Cabinet puts off Rail Tariff Authority proposal

Union Cabinet on Wednesday put off a proposal to constitute a Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) which is meant to advise the Railway Ministry on fares, an important reform measure for the cash-strapped public transport system.

Cabinet approves rail tariff authority for fares

According to the sources, the Rail Tariff Authority will decide freight rates and passenger fares for the national transporter.

No hike in rail fares this year: Kharge

There would be no increase in train fares during the 2013-14 fiscal despite rising diesel price, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said Monday.