Dinesh Trivedi made a valiant attempt to arrest the steady loss in freight traffic share to the trucks.
Mega projects such as the Mumbai Urban Transport Project III, fast corridors to connect city to far-flung suburbs get sanction.
While the bone of contention for much of the nation in Wednesday’s railway budget was the hike in ticket prices, the 68 lakh commuters in Mumbai were more concerned about another aspect – whether the budget would make provisions to improve services on the suburban network, the city’s lifeline.
It’s not just ambitious rail infrastructure projects that have been sanctioned, there are several small-scale projects that are expected to bring immediate relief to Mumbaiites who go through the daily grind of local train commute.
Stating he will not run away from his duties, railway minister Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday said neither Prime Minister Manmohan Singh nor Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had asked him to resign. What Trivedi set out to do
| I discharged my duties
Is the rail budget "dead or alive", leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj asked in the house on Thursday.
Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee on Thursday received support from an unexpected quarter when Left leader Gurudas Dasgupta told the Lok Sabha she had "every right" to demand a rollback in railway fare hike in view of the burden on the common man.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, who supported the hike in railway fares, today said he would not mind being sacked for doing the right thing.
A day after Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee demanded sacking of the railway minister, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the government will "consider" replacing Dinesh Trivedi if such a situation develops.
Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is facing opposition from within his own party for proposing a hike in passenger fare in the Rail Budget, today got support from the Railway Unions which lauded his initiative and refused to accept a rollback.
For the first time in its tortuous relationship with the mercurial boss of the Trinamool Congress, Mamata Banerjee, the Congress has decided to put up resistance - by making her wait for Dinesh Trivedi's removal. HT
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.
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.
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.
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.