Railway Budget 2013

  • Feb 26, 2013 15:27 IST

    Rail freight for grains, pulses, groundnut oil hiked by 6%

    Railways ministry today hiked the basic freight charges of grains, pulses and groundnut oil by nearly 6%, a move that will lead to increase in prices of food items.

  • Feb 26, 2013 15:53 IST

    Bansal to add 8 new companies of women RPF

    Stressing the safety of women travelling on trains, railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announces a slew of measures including raising of eight new companies of women Railway Protection Force.

  • 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.

  • Feb 26, 2013 17:00 IST

    Nitish Kumar dubs Rail budget 'disappointing'

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday described the rail budget as "disappointing" and alleged that while Congress ruled states were given sops other states including Bihar have been neglected.

  • Feb 26, 2013 17:12 IST

    Swanky coaches for higher travel comfort soon: Bansal

    Catering to increasing demand for higher travel comfort, the railways will introduce swanky new coaches offering excellent ambience, and latest modern facilities and services in select trains, railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said Tuesday.

  • Pawan Kumar Bansal
    Feb 26, 2013 17:17 ISTRail Budget 2013-14

    Slowdown? Bansal's Poll exp offers 1.5 lakh jobs

    Railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced that 1.52 lakh vacancies would be filled up in the coming election year. The next general election is slated for April-May 2014. HT reports. Railways take tech leap | Rail budget forward looking: PM | Gaffes and barbs | Bansal’s budget: one size fits all

  • Railway
    Feb 26, 2013 19:08 IST

    High points of rail budget: free wi-fi, new ticketing system

    The other highlights of rail budget 2013 include elimination of unmanned level crossings, sprucing up the Railway Protection Force for the safety of passengers especially women, deployment of a new anti-collision system.

  • The Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express
    Feb 26, 2013 23:41 IST

    Lounge hopes of three Delhi stations dashed

    Delhi's hopes for getting three executive lounges - on the lines of one that has been developed at the New Delhi station - were dashed on Tuesday.

  • Stranded passengers
    Feb 26, 2013 23:44 IST

    A world-class New Delhi station remains a pipe dream

    Though the rail budget offers only Rs. 100 crore for stations in the Capital, the railway ministry has not completely shelved the concept of a world-class station in Delhi.

  • Stranded
    Feb 26, 2013 23:46 IST

    A new rail terminal near Delhi airport

    Though budgetary allocations have turned out to be "way below the expectations", passengers can look forward to improved amenities and better condition of stations in the Capital, a new terminal near the Delhi airport and a revamped rail museum.

  • 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.

  • Feb 27, 2013 01:17 IST

    Freight charge to push up prices

    The proposal to link freight rates to any changes in diesel prices from April is likely to lead to a 5-6% hike in freight rates.

  • trains
    Feb 27, 2013 01:27 IST

    Losses up, profits down: Rlys faces 'long road ahead'

    The Indian Railways, the world's fourth largest network, runs into significant yearly losses, which have risen sharply because fuel prices have been increasing, while fares haven't.

  • freight train
    Feb 27, 2013 01:29 IST

    With freight hike, railways could lose out to trucks

    The proposed near 6% hike in freight rates for railways announced during the railway budget on Tuesday is likely to see a minor shift in freight from railways to trucks.

  • Leader of Opposition
    Feb 27, 2013 01:32 IST

    'Anti-people' budget upsets Oppn and allies

    Even before railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal could finish reading his budget speech on Tuesday, opposition parties stormed to Lok Sabha well to protest the "discrimination" against some states in the budget.