Minimum train passenger fare increased from Rs 5 to Rs 10, to be effective from Nov 20
Minimum train passenger fare increased from Rs 5 to Rs 10, to be effective from Nov 20

The minimum train passenger fare will go up from Rs 5 to Rs 10 as railways has decided to increase the minimum chargeable fare in non-suburban services at par with the platform ticket from November 20.

Activist demands shifting of Mumbai Metro rail fare panel office

Raising questions over the location of Mumbai Metro rail's fare fixation committee (FFC), operating from the premises of Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL), a joint venture company owned by Reliance Infra, a city-based activist has demanded its relocation.

Rail Budget 2015: Suresh Prabhu nailed the speech, now for implementation

"Actions speak louder than words."

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu's Rail Budget 2015 absolutely nailed the script, but it's the implementation that will decide how history remembers him.

Kerala leaders term railway budget as disappointing

Kerala on Thursday termed as "disappointing" and "hopeless", the first full-fledged railway budget by BJP-led NDA Government, saying it offered nothing to meet the state's long-pending demands.

Consult states on buying cheaper power, Jayalalithaa urges Prabhu

Alarmed at Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu`s proposal to buy power through bidding, AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa Thursday said proposal to buy cheap power should be in consultation with state governments and power utilities.

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.

Rail budget high on vision; but can push up costs: Analysts

Suresh Prabhu's maiden Railway budget is high on vision and small announcements, but could push up cost of logistics that can hurt initiatives like the 'Make in India' campaign, analysts said today.

Rail Budget pragmatic, to improve ease of doing biz: India Inc

Terming the Rail Budget as "pragmatic", India Inc today welcomed the larger role envisaged for the private sector and said various measures proposed would bring in higher efficiency and improve ease of doing business.

Freight hike throws cement, fertiliser stocks off the track

Stocks of cement, fertiliser and steel companies suffered losses today following the proposal to hike rail freight by up to 10 percent amid concerns that the firms will not be able to fully pass on the higher rates.

Rail stocks derail; falls up to 7% as Budget disappoints mkts

Share prices of companies that cater to the railway sector plunged by up to 7 per cent today after the Rail Budget 2015-16 failed to boost investors' sentiment.

'Cement manufacturing cost to go up by Rs 7-10 per bag'

Manufacturing cost for cement is likely to go up by Rs 7-10 per bag of 50 kg due to the proposed freight hike on various inputs and the commodity, but domestic firms would prefer to wait for the main Budget to take a call on raising the price.

Rail Budget 2015-16: Railways pegs 17% rise in passenger revenue in FY16

Railways' earning from passenger traffic is estimated to rise by nearly 17 per cent to Rs 50,175 crore in the next financial year as it expects more number of passengers to travel longer distance.

Freight rate hike to get Rs 4000 cr; no Rail fare increase

The Railway Budget today hiked freight rates on cement, coal, foodgrain and pulses, urea, kerosene and LPG by up to 10 per cent to mop up an additional Rs 4,000 crore a year but spared passengers from any raise in fares while ruling out privatisation.

Railway Budget 2015: No new trains now, says Suresh Prabhu
Railway Budget 2015: No new trains now, says Suresh Prabhu

Although the lack of announcements of new trains remained one of the highliights of the Rail Budget 2015, Railway Minister of India Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that new trains could be announced later in the session.

Rail Budget 2015-16: Faster rail network growth in J&K, commits Prabhu

There would be faster rail network growth in Jammu and Kashmir and connectivity provided to all the Northeastern states, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

Rail Budget 2015-16: Prabhu prioritises women safety

Giving priority to women`s safety, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Thursday announced the utilisation of resources from the Nirbhaya Fund by Indian Railways, adding that surveillance cameras would be provided in select coaches.

Rail budget realistic, not populist: Naidu

Terming the Railway budget as "realistic and pragmatic", Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today rejected opposition criticism that it lacked substance and said NDA government has taken on its shoulders all the responsibility of implementing unfulfilled promises of earlier regimes.

Rail Budget 2015-16: Essential item prices could go up due to rise in rail freight

Prices of food grain, pulses, cement, coal and steel are likely to go up following the proposal to hike rail freight by up to 10 per cent for various commodities.

Railway budget full of lofty ideas but no action plan: Nitish

Unimpressed with the Railway budget presented in Parliament today, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it was full of "lofty ideas but without any action plan."

Rail Budget 2015-16: Quality of bed linen to be improved

The Railways will launch within the next six months a programme to improve the design, quality and cleanliness of bed linen, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here Thursday.