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Trilogy of documents to set out Vision 2030 for Indian Railways

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 09:00
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS): Describing the railway budget presented Thursday as part of a "trilogy of documents" that together set out a vision for the network's future, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu told parliament that the transporter would have to undergo a transformation over the next five years.

Passengers spared, freight rates hiked in India's rail budget

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 08:47
By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS): Sparing a passenger fare hike but raising freight rates again, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways Thursday, with a slew of measures to improve service quality, safety and reach and a 52-percent jump in plan outlay for 2015-16 at Rs.100,011 crore ($16.7 billion).

Passengers spared, freight rates hiked in India's rail budget

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 08:40
Sparing a passenger fare hike but raising freight rates again, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways Thursday, with a slew of measures to improve service quality, safety and reach and a 52-percent jump in plan outlay for 2015-16 at Rs.100,011 crore ($16.7 billion).

Cleanliness in trains, stations of utmost priority: Prabhu

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 08:19
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Thursday said ensuring higher standards of cleanliness is of utmost priority for Indian Railways and appealed citizens to keep it clean as it is their travelling home.

Railways launches India's first customer complaint mobile app

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 08:01
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS): Indian Railways on Monday became the first company in the country to provide customer complaint services on a mobile app besides providing the facility online by launching a complaint management system (Coms).

Full text of Suresh Prabhu's Railway Budget 2015 speech

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 06:35
He also stressed on providing basic amenities to passengers and their security.

Key highlights of Rail Budget 2015

Sun, 08/03/2015 - 22:56
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented his maiden Rail Budget in Lok Sabha. Here are the key highlights from Rail Budget 2015:

Railways launch portal, mobile app for complaints

Sun, 08/03/2015 - 18:48
Hyderabad, Mar 6 (IANS): The Indian Railways have launched a web portal and a mobile application for customers to lodge their complaints and make suggestions.

Railways to mobilise Rs 17,655 cr from borrowing in 2015-16

Sun, 08/03/2015 - 10:23
New Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) Indian Railways will borrow Rs 17,655 crore from markets through its two companies IRFC and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd for capital expenditure during 2015-16, a nearly 47 per cent increase over the current fiscal year's revised estimate.

Daunting task ahead of Indian Railways

Sun, 08/03/2015 - 07:14
Mysuru division has to eliminate 219 unmanned LC gates by 2017

Railways launch portal, mobile app for complaints

Sat, 07/03/2015 - 03:48
The Indian Railways have launched a web portal and a mobile application for customers to lodge their complaints and make suggestions. The mobile app based on android/windows platform can be freely downloaded. One can also track the status of the complaints registered.

Railways launch portal, mobile app for complaints

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 16:55
Hyderabad, March 6: The Indian Railways have launched a web portal and a mobile application for customers to lodge their complaints and make suggestions.The mobile app based on android/windows platform can be freely downloaded. One can also track the status of

Railways launches customer complaint mobile app

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:04
With the launch, Indian Railways became the first company in the country to provide customer complaint services on a mobile app.

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Mon, 02/03/2015 - 19:05
Indian Railways has said that it is exploring the possibility of using the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro’s) GPS-aided geo-augmented navigation (GAGAN) for safety at unmanned railway crossings, said a top official of Isro.

Railway Budget: Sharad Yadav doubts government's assurances

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:44
Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Thursday said the Indian Railways will move forward if the BJP-led NDA Government succeeds in fulfilling even a fourth of the promises that it has made so far.

Swachh Rail to complement Swachh Bharat : Prabhu

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:27
Stressing the need for ensuring higher standards of cleanliness for Indian Railways Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said said his ministry wants to make Swachh Rail the driving force behind the Government's flagship programme 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

Link public support to Railways with reforms: Survey

Sun, 01/03/2015 - 11:50
Suffering for a long time from underinvestment, Indian Railways need greater public investments but the support should be clearly linked to reform of the organisation structure.

Now, Railways looks beyond budgetary support for funds

Sun, 01/03/2015 - 11:06
Indian Railways is optimistic about raising ₹40,000 crore from extra-budgetary resources.

Railways may expand ties with software vendors

Sun, 01/03/2015 - 11:05
Suresh Prabhu’s expansive outlay on technology modernisation may compel the Indian Railways to open up and deepen its engagement with Indian software vendors.

Social cost runs past Railways' growth

Sun, 01/03/2015 - 10:58
If you thought the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government would act differently as compared to the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime when it comes to managing Indian Railways’ loss-making social service obligations, you need a rethink.

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