Interim Railway Budget 2014

  • An elderly woman
    Feb 12, 2014 15:36 IST

    Railways to run 17 premium AC special trains

    Encouraged by the success of a premium AC special train between Delhi and Mumbai, Railways have decided to run 17 more such trains in busy routes and explore the possibility of running semi-high speed trains between 160-200 kmph to Chandigarh and Agra from New Delhi.

  • Indian railways
    Feb 12, 2014 15:11 IST

    Rail Tariff Authority for transparency in fare decision: Kharge

    Ushering in a new pricing regime through a transparent process, railway minister Mallikarjun Khrage on Wednesday announced in the interim rail budget constitution of an independent Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) to advise the government on fixing of fares and freight.

  • Mallikarjun KhargeMallikarjun Kharge
    Feb 12, 2014 15:05 IST

    Waitlisted passengers to get automatic SMS alert

    Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday spelt out a series of steps including SMS alert and online booking of meals in trains in the interim Rail Budget 2014-15.

  • Mallikarjun KhargeMallikarjun Kharge
    Feb 11, 2014 12:44 ISTRailways vote on account 2014

    Interim rail budget: more trains, fare cuts likely

    Railway minister M Mallikarjun Kharge plans to hold out promises of a possible reduction in train fares while presenting the ministry’s vote on accounts in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

  • Indian railways
    Feb 12, 2014 15:26 IST

    Railways targets record Rs 1.6 lakh crore revenue in 2014-15

    Anticipating healthier economic growth, the Railways has targeted a record Rs 1.6 lakh crore in revenue for the next financial year, while no increase has been proposed in passenger fares and freight rates.

  • An elderly woman
    Feb 27, 2013 01:07 IST

    From kullads to Wifi: Railways take tech leap for a smooth journey

    Mobile e-ticketing, SMS alerts on train schedules, a new online ticketing system, free wifi, GPS-enabled passenger verification as Bansal turns away from Lalu's earthy solutions to technology to help passengers. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.

  • Indian railways
    Feb 27, 2013 01:39 IST

    Bansal’s rail budget 2013-14: reforms, populism share berth

    In the first railway budget by a Congressman in 17 years, minister Pawan Kumar Bansal sought to walk a tightrope by combining political compulsions with fiscal prudence. Srinand Jha reports.

  • Feb 26, 2013 15:22 IST

    106 new trains announced in railway budget 2013-14

    Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday announced 106 new trains, including 67 express trains and 26 passenger trains, in the railway budget for 2013-14.

  • Feb 26, 2013 14:39 IST

    Highlights of Union railway budget 2013-14

    Highlights of the railway budget presented in the Lok Sabha Tuesday by Union railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal.

  • Feb 26, 2013 16:43 IST

    Rail budget 2013-14: reservation, tatkal charges hiked

    Though the Railway Minister did not propose any increase in basic rail fares, the hike in reservation fees and supplementary charges will mean an increase of Rs. 5 to Rs. 25 in fares for all classes in superfast trains.