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What city wants from Rly budget

What does an ordinary Mumbaiite, who paces the length and breadth of the city on the local trains, want from this year’s Railway Budget?

Mamataa’s cut: To compromise on passenger safety?

Facing crunch of funds, railways minister Mamataa Banerjee plans to cut down the allocation of passenger safety works by approximately R350 crore, even as she intends to make symbolic announcements for poll-bound West Bengal. Srinand Jha reports.

Mamataa's old projects for Bengal still in limbo

Consumed with the idea of announcing mega projects for poll-bound West Bengal in the upcoming budget, railways minister Mamataa Banerjee is unlikely to pump in funds to revive the scores of pending projects in the state.

Railway officials scramble for clearances before budget

Railway officials from the city are making last minute rounds to New Delhi in hope to get clearance for projects in the forthcoming Railway Budget to be held on February 25.

No train fare hike this time either

Railways are unlikely to carry out any major changes in passenger fares in the Rail Budget for the eighth year in succession, even as more than 100 new trains could be announced, including a dozen non stop Durontos.

Rail Budget to be passenger-friendly: Mamataa

After giving finishing touches to the Rail Budget, Railway minister Mamataa Banerjee today said it will be a "passenger-friendly budget" dedicated to the common man of the country.

90 trains, no hike in fares, mega-kitchen

Grand announcements — with special emphasis on West Bengal — can be expected from Mamataa Banerjee in her Rail Budget on Friday.

Fare hike may improve services

Will Union railway minister Mamata Banerjee announce some new projects or new initiatives in the budget today to make our daily commute in suburban trains better and safer? Unlikely, say railways officials. Shashank Rao reports.

Highlights: India finance ministry economic survey

A report by country's finance ministry on Friday gave a series of economic forecasts and recommendations, ahead of the annual budget that finance minister Pranab Mukherjee will present on February 28.

Highlights: Mamataa's 2011/12 railway budget

Indian Railways minister Mamataa Banerjee presented her third annual budget for state-run Indian Railways in parliament on Friday.

Mamataa budgets for poll bound Bengal with sops

The chief minister in-waiting for West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, presented the railway budget for the nation showering sops for her state which is all set to witness one of its most crucial Assembly polls in the last three decades. Joydeep Thakur reports.

BJP dubs rail budget as West Bengal poll manifesto

BJP today dubbed the Railway Budget presented by railway minister Mamataa Banerjee as an "election manifesto" for West Bengal Assembly polls which has "ignored" the rest of the country.

Histrionics, poetry and frayed nerves - Mamataa at her best

She jousted and shouted, cajoled and smiled, broke into heavily accented Urdu and Hindi and even recited poetry. It was the quintessential Mamataa Banerjee today as she read out the railway budget with liberal doses of histrionics that had her audience at the Lok Sabha alternately infuriated and amused.

Govt hikes railway spending by 40%

Union railways minister Mamataa Banerjee today announced a nearly 40% hike in the financial allocation for Indian Railways as she unveiled a "common people's" budget that kept passenger and freight fares unchanged.

Rail bugdet: Allocations for Orissa inadequate, says Naveen

Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik said on Friday that the allocation in the Railway Budget for ongoing railway projects in the state was grossly inadequate and completely fell short of the state’s legitimate demand.
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What do you expect from Budget 2012?

The Budget 2012-13 will be presented on March 16 by the Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee. Share with us your views and expectations from the finance minister on this year's budget.