Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi may have allocated the highest ever funds for rolling stock, at Rs. 18,193 crore, but that has not really drawn applause from the rolling stock manufacturers.
Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi might have won accolades by making safety a priority in the railway budget. But in a remote corner of Bengal, his assurances seem to have come a bit late. Joydeep Thakur
The Railway Budget may have ruffled political feathers by raising passenger fares, yet industry associations and corporate captains praised the Budget for passenger fare rationalisation.
Your rail travel by AC coaches from the national capital to Mumbai, Kolkata or Chennai, will become costlier by at least Rs. 140 with the railway minister Dinesh Trivedi announcing a steep rise in passenger tariff.
Plan panel Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today welcomed the initiative to set up a Rail Tariff Regulatory Authority for rationalising fare and freight rates, in the Railway budget.
Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi after raising passenger fares for the first time in eight years, wants to link the fares to the cost of fuel -increasing or decreasing with changes in fuel rates.
Barring the nominal fare hike, Mumbai's suburban commuters have many things to cheer about in the rail budget for 2012-13 presented in parliament Wednesday by Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi.
Corporates today gave thumbs up to the rail budget terming it as 'balanced' while maintaining that hiking passenger fares will help rationalise revenue stream of the Railways.
In good news for people who use local trains in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, railway minister Dinesh Trivedi today announced 137 additional services in the sub-urban train network.
The Trinamool Congress, to which railway minister Dinesh Trivedi belongs, today raised the banner of opposition to the fare hike proposed by him and demanded a roll-back.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee today rejected rail fare hike introduced by railway minister and party member Dinesh Trivedi in the Railway Budget. "We don't accept the poposal. I assure you the fares won't rise," she said at a government programme in Nandigram.
Defending the fare hike, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi today said that it was needed to provide basic amenities and for the safety of passengers.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today hailed as "forward-looking" the Rail Budget which has proposed hike in passenger fares in various ranges in different categories.
Two double-decker trains and a Shatabdi train are among 72 new express trains announced in the Rail Budget 2012-13.
India Inc welcomed the Railway Budget by describing it as "balanced" focused on passenger safety and infrastructure modernisation.