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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.

No further fare hike till next rail budget: CRB Chairman

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 20:24

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.

Another round of 2% train fare hike from Oct 7

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 14:22

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.

Railways to decide on possible passenger fare hike in October

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 14:16

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.

Rail Budget 2013: How it will hit Aam Aadmi’s pocket

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 22:16

There are subtle but substantial charges in Rail Budget 2013 which will definitely translate into costlier rail services.

Another rail fare hike soon?

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 10:31

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

Another rail fare hike soon?

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 10:31

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

Rail fare hike comes into effect; focus on safety, amenities

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 09:20

The fare hike is expected to mop up an additional Rs 6,600 crore annually for the government. This is the first increase in rail fares in a decade's time as the last was during Nitish Kumar's tenure as railway minister.

AC, first class rail fares may rise by 3.6% from July

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 20:00

Railway passenger fares in all AC classes and first class may rise by 3.6 percent from July 1 as there are little indications that Finance Ministry would extend service tax exemption to Railways beyond this month.

Plan panel favours Rail Tribunal over Ministry to fix passenger fares

Last Updated: Sunday, April 08, 2012, 10:25

In a move that would dilute the authority of Railways to fix passenger fares, a Planning Commission group has suggested giving the powers to decide tariffs to the Railways Rate Tribunal (RET), a quasi-judicial body which adjudicates freight disputes.

Trivedi pays for hiking passenger fares

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 21:59

Dinesh Trivedi paid for his adventurous decision to raise passenger fares in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

Railway panel for one-time hike of 25% in fares

Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012, 10:00

A committee on rail modernisation chaired by advisor to the Prime Minister, Sam Pitroda has given the recommendation of linking all Railway fares to inflation and go for one time hike of 25 percent.