The External Affairs Ministry has convened a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday to finalise the pending issues relating to proposed Agartala (Tripura)-Akhaura (Bangladesh) new rail link project, official said here on Monday.
Transport Minister Frederic Cuvillier admitted Monday that France`s rail network had become "extremely rundown" but insisted safety problems that led to a fatal accident last year were being addressed.
Criticising the hike in railway passenger fares announced by the central government Friday, the Trinamool Congress said the step was taken without "bothering about parliament" and it would "overburden" the common man.
Condemning the "unprecedented" hike in rail fares and freight charges, Left parties today attacked the Narendra Modi government for pursuing the same policies of the previous UPA government and demanded a roll back.
A prominent Jat outfit decided to join the Jat Khap panchayat`s rail blockade in the district from March if the Centre did not take steps to grant reservation for the community in central government jobs by Friday.