Rail Tariff Authority

Hike in rail passenger fares may be coming soon as Railways plans authority to rationalise fares

Hike in rail passenger fares may be coming soon as Railways plans authority to rationalise fares

Come 2017, you could be paying more for your train travells, as the Railways Ministry is soon going to have a rail tariff authority which is expected to recommend reforms in bringing down Rs 33,000 crore losses per year in passenger fare subsidies, which includes hiking passenger and freight rates.

Dec 19, 2016, 05:03 AM IST

Cabinet puts off Rail Tariff Authority proposal

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.

Jan 15, 2014, 17:37 PM IST

Cabinet to consider Rail Tariff Authority proposal this week

The proposal for setting up the RTA is slated to come up for discussion before the Cabinet this week, Chairman Railway Board Arunendra Kumar told the agency.

Jan 14, 2014, 18:08 PM IST

Rail Tariff Authority to be set up through executive order

The government is exploring the possibility of expediting the formation of the Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) through the executive route after the proposed regulatory body received an in-principle nod from the Cabinet.

Aug 02, 2013, 15:06 PM IST

Cabinet approves rail tariff authority for fares

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

Aug 01, 2013, 21:40 PM IST

Setting up of RTA a priority for Railways: Arunendra Kumar

Pushing its reform agenda, Railways has expedited the process for setting up a Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) and is awaiting the inter-ministerial response on it.

Jul 05, 2013, 19:52 PM IST

Process to form Rail Tariff Authority gathers pace

According to sources, Railways has finalised the contour of the RTA and it is likely to be a five-member body headed by its chairman.

Jun 30, 2013, 11:23 AM IST

Contours of Rail Tariff Authority finalized

According to sources, the RTA will be a five-member body headed by its Chairman. While a current Railway Board Member is being tipped to head the regulatory body, four other members are being shortlisted.

Feb 05, 2013, 22:04 PM IST