Rail fare hike: BJP, Sena MPs from Maharashtra meet Gowda

Worried over the possible adverse political fallout of the steep hike in rail fares, BJP and Shiv Sena MPs from Maharashtra met Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda.

WB BJP defends rail fare hike

The BJP state leadership on Monday defended the recent rail fare hike by saying the move taken to bring the Railways out from its poor condition.

Mamata Banerjee demands rollback of rail fare hike

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded rollback of the "unprecedented, anti-people" rail fare hike considering the problems faced by common people.

Congress, SP workers stop trains, submit memos against rail fare hike

Intensifying their protest against the hike in rail fare, Congress and Samajwadi Party workers on Sunday stopped several trains across Uttar Pradesh and submitted memorandums demanding immediate rollback of the increase.

Manish Tewari wants government to take responsibility for their decisions

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday said that if the NDA government had taken a decision over railway fares, then they must take the responsibility for it and stop blaming the UPA for everything.

Opposition parties slam rail fare hike, demand rollback

The decision of the Narendra Modi government to increase rail fares and freight charges has led to protests in several parts of the country.

BJP leaders term rail fare hike a strong and effective measure

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Siddharth Nath Singh defended the rail fare hike, calling it a strong and effective measure to counter Congress` failure.

Rail fare hike an anti-people measure: D Raja

Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Saturday condemned the central government`s decision to hike rail fares and demanded an immediate rollback.

Digvijay Singh slams Modi govt over rail fare hike, says `Ab ki bar Double Speak Sarkar`

Slamming Narendra Modi government over the steep railway hike, Congress accused it of "double speak" (double speak sarkar) and demanded immediate rollback of the fare and freight revision.

Only a strong govt can take unpopular decisions: Kiran Bedi on rail fare hike

Shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government on Friday raised the railway passenger fares by 14.2 percent in all classes and freight charge by 6.5 percent, former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi applauded the move saying raising rail fare is like biting the bullet, only a strong government can take unpopular decisions.

Ruckus at Old Delhi station over late arrival of train

A large number of passengers of Shamli-Delhi passenger created a ruckus at Old Delhi Railway Station on Thursday evening over later arrival of the train, injuring some persons including its driver.

CCTV cameras to be installed in trains in new coaches: Report

Indian railway authorities are planning to install CCTV cameras in new coaches in order to make the passengers more secure, as per reports.

By dusting open reports, Gowda can tackle the issue of Railway ‘safety’ with ‘speed’

The new railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda has identified safety as the top most priority. He is neither the first nor would be the last railway minister to pick safety as the key agenda.

Action plan to prevent train accidents due to fractured rail

The Railway Ministry has drawn up an action plan to prevent mishaps like the Gorakhdham Express accident on May 26 which resulted from fractured rail.

After Finance Ministry objection, Railways stops officers` promotion

The Railway Ministry has stopped promotion of officers in two of its secretarial services after alleged irregularities were pointed out by the Finance Ministry.

Special train between Vijayawada and Ahmedabad

The Railways will run a special train between Vijayawada
and Ahmedabad via Ballarshah on May 30 to clear the summer rush.

Railways gearing up to keep traffic on tracks in monsoon

Railway authorities are gearing up to keep the traffic on tracks and up running during the monsoon, which is likely to hit the Maharashtra coast early June.

Time to revisit safety apparatus in Railways

As India moans the tragic death of a young woman in the train blast at Chennai, the Railways has failed to take heed from various expert recommendations over the critical safety issue.

Gang of train robbers busted; 3 arrested

In an extensive drive against train robbers on the heels of dacoity in Lucknow Mail Express, Government Railway Police (GRP) has busted a gang with the arrest of its three active members from railway station here.

Railways advocate need for new technology to check fire mishaps

Acquiring new technology and upgrading design and manufacturing technologies to reduce fire mishaps in trains is the need of the hour, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said.