NDA ally PMK slams Railway budget, AIADMK welcomes

Reflecting its uneasy ties with BJP, NDA ally PMK on Thursday described the Railway Budget as "a big disappointment" with no reduction in passenger fare while AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa welcomed it saying the common man has been spared from fare hike.

TMC to continue anti-fare hike stir till roll-back

The Trinamool Congress, which is the the fourth largest party in the Lok Sabha, today said it would continue its protest till the Centre rolled back the hike in rail fare entirely and also rail freight.

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.

Railway passenger fare hiked by 14.2% from May 20

The railway board on Friday hiked the monthly season ticket fares by about 14 percent with effect from May 20 across all classes which is likely to push up the fares in suburban trains to 100 percent.

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.

Tirupur exporters body welcomes rail budget

The Tirupur Exporters' Association (TEA) said the sparing of any increase in passenger fare would be beneficial for the hosiery town as a large number of people travelled there for employment.

Passenger fare to rise? Railway Minister says no

Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said that nothing will be done to increase the burden on common man.

Trivedi not in favour of passenger fare hike

Newly appointed Railway Minister
Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday hinted at following in the footsteps of
his predecessors as he said there could be other sources of
revenue generation than hiking passenger fares.