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Train travel to be costlier from today

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 06:20

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.

Congress plans rail blockade in Maharashtra against fare hike

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 21:31

Maharashtra unit of the Congress will organise a rail blockade across the state Wednesday to protest the recent hike in railway passenger fares and freight rates, its chief said Monday.

Rail stocks rally on hike in passenger fare, freight rates

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 12:49

Shares of companies engaged in railways-related businesses Monday rallied on the back of a hike in passenger fares and freight rates to improve finances of Indian Railways.

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

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 16:36

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

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 16:32

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

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 10:00

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.

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.

Freight rate hike to cost SAIL Rs 300-cr annually

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 21:43

State-run Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Tuesday said it will have to annually bear an additional cost of Rs 300 crore due to the hike in railway freight rates.

Railway Budget disappointing for Karnataka: CM

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 19:45

Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday termed the Railway Budget as `disappointing` as it did not include most of the projects proposed by the state government and flayed the hike in freight rates.

Rail Budget 2013: Minor revision of freight rate on the cards

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:55

Railways is mulling to effect a marginal hike in freight rate in the Rail Budget 2013-14 with a view to easing the additional pressure on the national transporter due to diesel price increase.

Freight rate of cement, iron ore to go up by 5.7%

Last Updated: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 19:40

Freight rates on certain goods like cement, iron ore and coal are going to rise by more than 5 percent with service tax and busy season charge coming into force from October 1.

Rail freight hike to increase input costs by 5-6%: Tata Chem

Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 21:05

The hike in rail freight rates will lead to a 5-6 percent increase in the total input costs of fertiliser major Tata Chemicals Ltd (TCL), a top company official said on Thursday.