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Rail Budget 2014: Not competing in populist measures, says Kharge

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 19:35

After presenting his first railway budget, Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday said he was not for populism but wanted to be "realistic" to ensure that the national transporter thrives for the people of the country.

Railway Budget 2014: Bold reforms, tariff authority proposed

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 19:16

The Rail Budget 2014 Budget proposed introduction of 18 new premium trains, 38 express trains and 5 passenger trains.

Cabinet puts off Rail Tariff Authority proposal

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 17:37

Union Cabinet on Wednesday put off a proposal to constitute a Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) which is meant to advise the Railway Ministry on fares, an important reform measure for the cash-strapped public transport system.

Cabinet approves rail tariff authority for fares

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 21:40

According to the sources, the Rail Tariff Authority will decide freight rates and passenger fares for the national transporter.

No hike in rail fares this year: Kharge

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 21:07

There would be no increase in train fares during the 2013-14 fiscal despite rising diesel price, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said Monday.

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.

BJP demands roll back of rail passenger fare hike

Last Updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 19:22

Accusing the government of raising rail fares through back door, the Opposition on Thursday demanded 21 per cent roll back of the passenger fare hike announced ahead of the rail budget.

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.

Railways to seek Rs 38,000 crore as budgetary support from Finmin

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 21:33

Railways had received Rs 24,000 crores from the Finance Ministry as support in the current fiscal.

Rail Budget 2013: What India expects this year

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 18:06

It was 3:35pm on 16th April, 1853 when India flagged off its first passenger train from Bombay’s Bori Bunder to Thane with 400 people on-board. Indian Railways has seen a lot and has developed since then to become one of the largest rail networks of the world.

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.