rail fare

GST effect: AC, first class train fares to go up

With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) coming into effect from July 1, train passengers will have to pay a bit more to travel AC and first class.

Jun 21, 2017, 19:19 PM IST

Get upto Get 75% concession on AC train tickets –Know your eligibility

Below is the list of various concessions that one can be eligible for. Check out the list.

Jul 23, 2016, 11:23 AM IST

Get 75% concession on AC train tickets; know more about such concessions

From chronic ailment patients to serious diseases, students, job interviews, senior citizens –there are a host of concessions that people can apply in Indian Railways.

Jul 22, 2016, 14:14 PM IST

Know! How you can avail 50% discount on train tickets

Rail passengers must fulfill some criteria to avail 50 percent discounts on train fare.

Jun 15, 2016, 13:49 PM IST

Delhi-Agra train fare less than one kg of apples

A passenger has to shell out Rs 85, which is less than the cost of one kg of apples, for travelling to Agra from Delhi in the general class, while the Chandigarh fare is Rs 95, lower than the price of one 140 gm toothpaste, according to the fare comparison chart.

Jan 08, 2016, 13:30 PM IST

Minimum train passenger fare increased from Rs 5 to Rs 10, to be effective from Nov 20

The minimum train passenger fare will go up from Rs 5 to Rs 10 as railways has decided to increase the minimum chargeable fare in non-suburban services at par with the platform ticket from November 20.

Nov 18, 2015, 12:42 PM IST

Rail budget high on vision; but can push up costs: Analysts

Suresh Prabhu's maiden Railway budget is high on vision and small announcements, but could push up cost of logistics that can hurt initiatives like the 'Make in India' campaign, analysts said today.

Feb 26, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Rail Budget pragmatic, to improve ease of doing biz: India Inc

Terming the Rail Budget as "pragmatic", India Inc today welcomed the larger role envisaged for the private sector and said various measures proposed would bring in higher efficiency and improve ease of doing business.

Feb 26, 2015, 18:22 PM IST

Freight hike throws cement, fertiliser stocks off the track

Stocks of cement, fertiliser and steel companies suffered losses today following the proposal to hike rail freight by up to 10 percent amid concerns that the firms will not be able to fully pass on the higher rates.

Feb 26, 2015, 18:20 PM IST

Rail stocks derail; falls up to 7% as Budget disappoints mkts

Share prices of companies that cater to the railway sector plunged by up to 7 per cent today after the Rail Budget 2015-16 failed to boost investors' sentiment.

Feb 26, 2015, 17:21 PM IST

'Cement manufacturing cost to go up by Rs 7-10 per bag'

Manufacturing cost for cement is likely to go up by Rs 7-10 per bag of 50 kg due to the proposed freight hike on various inputs and the commodity, but domestic firms would prefer to wait for the main Budget to take a call on raising the price.

Feb 26, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

Rail Budget 2015-16: Railways pegs 17% rise in passenger revenue in FY16

Railways' earning from passenger traffic is estimated to rise by nearly 17 per cent to Rs 50,175 crore in the next financial year as it expects more number of passengers to travel longer distance.

Feb 26, 2015, 17:09 PM IST

Freight rate hike to get Rs 4000 cr; no Rail fare increase

The Railway Budget today hiked freight rates on cement, coal, foodgrain and pulses, urea, kerosene and LPG by up to 10 per cent to mop up an additional Rs 4,000 crore a year but spared passengers from any raise in fares while ruling out privatisation.

Feb 26, 2015, 17:06 PM IST

Rail Budget 2015-16: Faster rail network growth in J&K, commits Prabhu

There would be faster rail network growth in Jammu and Kashmir and connectivity provided to all the Northeastern states, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

Feb 26, 2015, 16:55 PM IST

Rail Budget 2015-16: Prabhu prioritises women safety

Giving priority to women`s safety, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Thursday announced the utilisation of resources from the Nirbhaya Fund by Indian Railways, adding that surveillance cameras would be provided in select coaches.

Feb 26, 2015, 16:49 PM IST

Rail budget realistic, not populist: Naidu

Terming the Railway budget as "realistic and pragmatic", Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today rejected opposition criticism that it lacked substance and said NDA government has taken on its shoulders all the responsibility of implementing unfulfilled promises of earlier regimes.

Feb 26, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

Rail Budget 2015-16: Essential item prices could go up due to rise in rail freight

Prices of food grain, pulses, cement, coal and steel are likely to go up following the proposal to hike rail freight by up to 10 per cent for various commodities.

Feb 26, 2015, 16:35 PM IST

Railway budget full of lofty ideas but no action plan: Nitish

Unimpressed with the Railway budget presented in Parliament today, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it was full of "lofty ideas but without any action plan."

Feb 26, 2015, 16:31 PM IST

Rail Budget 2015-16: Quality of bed linen to be improved

The Railways will launch within the next six months a programme to improve the design, quality and cleanliness of bed linen, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here Thursday.

Feb 26, 2015, 16:29 PM IST

Rail Budget 2015-16: No increase in urea prices despite rail tariff hike: Kumar

Urea prices will not increase for farmers even as freight charges have been hiked on the nutrient by 10 percent in the Rail Budget, Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar said today.

Feb 26, 2015, 16:23 PM IST