With safety as the prime focus, Union minister Dinesh Trivedi today spelt out five priority areas for his ministry over the 12th Five Year Plan. "My focus will be safe safety," he said while presenting the Rail Budget in Lok Sabha. However, the BJP has termed it as 'anti-aam admi' and said there is no vision in this budget.
Pitching for expansion of rail infrastructure, railway minister Dinesh Trivedi may allocate significant funds while presenting the Rail Budget on Wednesday for Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC) to expedite its execution.
Highlights of the railway budget for 2012-13 presented in parliament on Wednesday by railway minister Dinesh Trivedi.
With safety as the prime focus, railways minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday spelt out five priority areas for his ministry over the 12th Five Year Plan.
The Indian Railways will borrow Rs.
15,000 crore from the market through its dedicated financing arm IRFC in the 2012-13 fiscal, railway minister Dinesh Trivedi said today.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Union Railway Budget has not extended any special favours to Delhi. The Capital’s railway stations that handle the burden of its adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana haven’t been awarded with any big ticket development project.
Pursuing a "reformist" agenda, Dinesh Trivedi sparked off a controversy within the TMC and marked a big departure from the UPA tradition by announcing an up to 20% hike in passenger fares, Srinand Jha reports.
In the light of criticism over a spate of accidents last year, modernising the Indian Railways' safety infrastructure was one of the main points of Dinesh Trivedi's budget, Moushumi Das Gupta reports. Cost of safety
Railways minister Dinesh Trivedi has proposed a correction in fares to provide cleaner and safer services for the public, but he still has the mammoth task of dealing with the pending rail projects across the country, HT reports.
The UPA, facing flak for the spiralling cost of essential commodities, on Wednesday came under fresh Opposition attack over the rail fare hike that they said would further hurt the commoners. Brickbats