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Rail Budget: Fares hiked, 75 express trains announced

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.

Rail Budget: Dedicated freight corridors to get attention

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.

Railway budget highlights

Highlights of the railway budget for 2012-13 presented in parliament on Wednesday by railway minister Dinesh Trivedi.

Safety will be top priority for Indian Railways: 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.

Montek hails Railways move to create tariff body

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.

AC rail travel between metros to get costlier by min Rs. 140

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.

PPP provides window to build rail infrastructure, says industry

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.

Train rape victim trashes Trivedi’s safety pitch

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 reports.

Not much to cheer for rolling stock makers

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.

No special favours for Capital

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.

Mamata, Trivedi collide, head on

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.

Lessons learnt, rail budget puts focus on safety

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

Pending projects likely to continue haunting minister

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.

Opposition tears into 'deceptive' budget

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
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