Chandigarh Shatabdi to have first Anubhuti coach

Chandigarh Shatabdi will be the first train to have "Anubhuti" coaches, the special AC luxury class proposed in this year's rail budget, providing higher travel comfort to passengers.

Rail Budget 2013: Hike in rail freight charges expected to have negative impact

The proposed 5.79 percent hike in rail freight charges is expected to have a negative impact on the margins of the cement industry besides, increasing the cost by up to Rs 4 per bag, according to research firm India Ratings.

Railway Budget 2013: Passengers give mixed reactions to Rail Budget

Passengers on Tuesday gave mixed reactions to the Rail Budget with a section welcoming it as there was no fare hike and others expressing unhappiness over trains not being announced to their home towns.

Railway Budget 2013: Iron ore export ban hits Railways freight earnings

Ban on iron ore exports from Karnataka and Goa has significantly impacted Indian Railways' freight revenue from the segment, and it has projected just about 3.77 percent growth in income from the movement of the mineral in 2013-14.

Rail Budget 2013: Soon, passengers can get travel info on board

Railway passengers on-board will soon be able to get information about their travel besides having free access to Internet facilities.

Railway Budget 2013: Railways to go green with own power company

Railways, a bulk consumer of energy, on Tuesday proposed to set up a Railway Energy Management Company shortly to bring efficiency in energy consumption and help in power purchases.

Rail Budget 2013: Rail freight rate hike may push up steel prices by 5-8%

Steel prices may go up by 5-8 percent from April due to 5.8 percent increase in rail freight charges on the movement of iron ore as well as finished steel.

Rail Budget 2013: NWR gets 12 new express trains

North Western Railway (NWR) got 12 new express trains to various locations besides five passengers trains in the Rail Budget 2013-14 presented by the Railways minister today, a senior official said here.

Railway Budget 2013: 11 express trains originate or pass through Delhi

Eleven out of the 67 newly announced express trains either originate or pass through the capital, while a study will be undertaken for construction of a terminal at Bijwasan railway station near the airport here.

Rail Budget 2013: Railways to borrow Rs 15,103 cr from market in current fiscal

The railways will borrow Rs 15,103 crore from the market in 2013-14, marginally higher than Rs 15,000 crore borrowings in the current financial year.

Railway Budget 2013: Analysts give mix reaction on rail budget

Analysts on Tuesday gave a mixed reaction to the railway budget, with some terming it as a "non-event" saying there were no radical measures to bridge the revenue deficit in the document, and a few calling it "pragmatic" given the limitations.

Rail Budget 2013: Railways to increase e-ticket capacity to 7,200 per minute

Raising hopes of smooth and much faster online bookings of rail tickets, Railways Minister P K Bansal Tuesday said a new e-ticketing system will be deployed by December-end which will allow 7,200 bookings per minute against the present 2,000.

Railway Budget 2013: Railway stocks derail, see losses of up to 16%

Share prices of companies that cater to the railway sector like Stone India, Kernex Microsystems and Kalindee Rail tanked by as much as 16 percent in the absence of big ticket announcements in the Rail Budget on Tuesday.

Rail Budget 2013: Rail freight rate hike to push up foodgrain, LPG prices

Railway freight rate was on Tuesday hiked by nearly 6 percent across the board, which is likely to result in higher prices of foodgrain, diesel and LPG.

Disappointed with rail budget: Kerala minister

Aryadan Mohammed, Kerala minister for railways, Tuesday said he was disappointed as the state was expecting to get more than what was offered in the railway budget presented in the Lok Sabha.

Railway Budget 2013: Arunachal to get first rail line this year, says Pawan Bansal

In an apparent response to China bettering its transport infrastructure along its western frontiers, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday announced that Arunachal Pradesh will get its first rail line this year.

Fact sheet on Indian Railways, world`s fourth largest network

The Indian Railways not just runs the world`s fourth largest railroad network but is also among the largest employers.

Rail Budget 2013: 'Rail budget disappointing for suburban commuters'

"The suburban commuters had a lot of expectations from Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. But his budget has been disappointing in many ways," National Railway Users' Consultative Committee member Subhash Gupta said.

Rail Budget 2013: Rail freight hike to fuel inflationary pressure, says economists

Over 5 percent increase in railway freight on all major commodities like foodgrains, petroleum products and fertiliser will fuel inflationary pressure, say economists.

'Rail budget disappointing for suburban commuters'

With around 75 lakh people using the suburban rail network every day in the country's financial capital, local trains carry more than twice their capacity in the peak hours.