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Jaya welcomes Rail Budget, against fuel price linked fares

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:42

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Tuesday described the NDA government`s maiden Railway Budget as "fiscally responsible and bold" but urged the Centre to spare common man of the `previous government`s policy of fuel price linked fare increases`.

Narendra Modi`s new austerity drive: No new cars for NDA ministers

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 09:06

In yet another move to bring in austerity within his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered all the ministers to refrain from buying new cars, reports said on Thursday.

Train passenger fares likely to be hiked

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 21:07

Railway Ministry is considering to propose a hike in passenger fares in the Rail Budget 2014-15 slated to be presented by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda in the second week of next month.

Jayalalithaa demands rollback of railway fares

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 13:52

Describing the revision of railway fares as unjustifiable, Jayalalithaa on Sunday said the latest proposal would put an additional financial burden of about Rs 1,150 crore on the people and demanded its immediate `rollback`.

Assocham asks for further hike in railway fares

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 14:23

Industry body Assocham on Tuesday asked the government to further raise the rail passenger fares of to finance the huge investments required for modernisation and safety of Indian Railways.

Assocham asks for further hike in railway fares

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 14:23

Industry body Assocham on Tuesday asked the government to further raise the rail passenger fares of to finance the huge investments required for modernisation and safety of Indian Railways.

Bansal rules out any roll back of fare hike

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 20:04

Cash-strapped Railways on Wednesday announced about 25 percent passenger fare hike for all classes to be effective from January 22.

Railway fare hike necessary because of financial situation: Min

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 22:32

Addressing a gathering after flagging off Visakhapatnam-Chennai and Visakhapatnam-Shirdi weekly express trains here, the Minister said, "It is necessary to increase the train fares as the financial position of the Railways is not sound. It is essential to up the fares to take up developmental activities and to provide amenities to the commuters."

No hike in train fares: Trivedi

Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 17:30

Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Friday ruled out a hike in train fares, saying a move to that effect was not a solution for improving the fiscal health of the country's largest public transporter.

Upper class train fares may go up

Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 16:28

After the recent hike in freight rates by six percent, upper class train journey may also become costly with the Railways finalising plan to rationalise passenger fares to tide over its financial problems.

Rail journey may cost more; fares may get aligned with market rate

Last Updated: Saturday, August 20, 2011, 22:23

Common man braving the severe impact of price rise may soon face another blow in the form of higher freight and passenger fare if a proposal by the Railway Ministry is accepted.