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.
Central railway announcer Vishnu
Zende, whose presence of mind saved several lives during the
Mumbai terror attacks at CST, has the memories of the horrid
day still etched in his mind but the incident, no longer haunts him.
The West Bengal government on Wednesday
gave its consent to the Union Home Ministry for a CBI inquiry
into the July 19 Sainthia rail accident in West Bengal`s
Birbhum district that left 66 passengers dead.