Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who was summoned as a witness in the Rs 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery case, on Tuesday sought exemption from personal appearance on health grounds before a special court.
In view of delays in construction of road over bridge and road under bridge at level crossings, railways has adopted e-governance route by creating a web portal for sorting out differences with NHAI for execution of such projects.
Mamata Banerjee today criticised the Narendra Modi government over foreign direct investment in defence and railways, claiming a 49 per cent FDI cap in defence "will put a question mark" on the safety and security of the nation.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi expressed his condolences to the families of the 19 school children who were killed when a train rammed into their school bus at an unmanned level crossing in Telangana.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh is of the view that time has come to do away with the colonial idea of having a separate Budget for Railways as it accounts for just six per cent of the total government expenditure.
The Trinamool Congress, which is the the fourth largest party in the Lok Sabha, today said it would continue its protest till the Centre rolled back the hike in rail fare entirely and also rail freight.