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Railways hopeful of higher GDP growth supporting its ambitious freight loading target

Sat, 28/02/2015 - 23:16
Indian Railways’ target of increasing freight tonnage by an incremental 85 million tonnes (mt) in 2015-16, against the traditional annual average of 50 mt, might appear ambitious, but the national transporter believes achieving such growth will not be a big ask.

Govt to invest Rs 1 lakh cr in Railways in FY16

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 12:03
Indian Railways will play a pivotal role in reviving economic growth in the country, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu made it amply clear on Thursday.

Railways to work on 'Swachh Rail - Swachh Bharat'

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 08:05
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that ensuring higher standards of cleanliness is of utmost priority for the Indian Railways.

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Thu, 26/02/2015 - 18:04
Indian railways will undergo a paradigm change with the introduction of faster trains, modern stations and skilled staff, according to the White Paper presented by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in Parliament on Thursday even as it stressed on the need for continued investments and resources for development.

Railways to work on 'Swachh Rail - Swachh Bharat'

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 16:20
New Delhi, Feb. 26 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that ensuring higher standards of cleanliness is of utmost priority for the Indian Railways. Prabhu said his ministry wants to make Swachh Rail the driving force behind the government's flagship programme 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. Presenting the Railway Budget for fiscal 2015-16 in Parliament today, Prabhu said, the ...

Railways plan to set up innovation council 'Kayakalp'

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 16:09
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Thursday announced his ministry's plan to set up an innovation council called "Kayakalp" for business re-engineering and introducing a spirit of innovation in the Indian Railways.

Prabhu unveils big initiatives to reform the Railways

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:46
Budget proposals have set four goals to transform Indian Railways.

Prabhu outlines four goals for Indian Railways

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 13:54
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Thursday outlined four goals for improvement in the Indian Railways over the next five years. The goals are: giving a huge boost to customer experience, ensuring safer travel, modernisation of infrastructure and making Indian Railways financially self-sustainable, the minister said while presenting his maiden budget in the Lok Sabha. "To ...

Railways to monetise existing assets: minister

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 13:48
Indian railways will monetise its existing assets rather than selling them to raise funds, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said while presenting his budget for financial year 2015/16. The government has raised the planned outlay for the next financial year that begins in April by 52 percent to 1.1 trillion rupees, Prabhu said on Thursday.

Budget spares fare hike, promises modern, global network

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 13:34
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Keeping passenger fares unchanged, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways Thursday, promising to balance passenger needs and long-term interests of the organisation to benchmark it globally on quality, safety and reach. "There will be no hike in passenger fares. We will focus on improving passenger amenities, including cleanliness ...

Privatisation of railways against the rights of people: Yechury

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 13:12
New Delhi, Feb. 26 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said the privatisation of the Indian Railways is against the rights of the people. "As far as we can see and the trends of the government show that to a large extent, talks will be there of privatisation and such kind of privatisation is against the rights of the country and the people," he said ...

Prabhu promises India modern rail network with no fare hike

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:42
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Without tinkering with passenger fares, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways in the Lok Sabha Thursday, promising to balance passenger needs and long-term interests of the organisation and benchmark it globally on quality, safety and reach. "There will be no hike in railway passenger fares. We will focus on improving passenger amenities ...

Prabhu promises to raise Indian Railways to global standards

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:26
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Minister Suresh Prabhu began presenting his maiden budget for the Indian Railways in the Lok Sabha Thursday, promising to balance the needs of passengers and the long-term interests of the network so that it can be benchmarked globally on quality, safety and reach. This fed into vicious cycle of chronic under-investment for a long time," Railway Minister Prabhu said. He ...

Strengthen foundation of Indian Railways first, says Dinesh Trivedi

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:24
New Delhi, Feb. 26 (ANI): Former railways minister Dinesh Trivedi said Thursday that there was a need to strengthen the foundation of the Indian Railways by way of its existing facilities. If the Indian Railways does not function the way it should, basic integrity of country would be at question. We must look after the Indian Railways, which is the lifeline of nation. Trivedi was speaking before ...

Rail Budget 2015: Common man to be given prime importance, says Manoj Sinha

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:45
New Delhi, Feb. 26 (ANI): Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the common man would be given prime importance in the Rail Budget 2015 and added that expansion and modernization of the Indian railways will also be witnessed in the same. "The Rail Budget 2015 will bring smile to everyone's face as all the issues will be addressed and a complete road map will be presented ...

Railway Budget 2015: Indian Railways in numbers

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:11
New Delhi, Feb 26: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will present his first Budget on Thursday. Here are some numbers related to the Railway Budget: [Follow Live Updates on Railway Budget 2015] 23 million: The number of passengers travel

Is Indian Railways for the people?

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:00
The lawmakers seem as uninterested as those who use the railways.

Railways might not meet operating ratio target

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:04
Operating ratio is a parameter that measures financial performance.

10 facts why India has a separate Rail Budget

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 07:56
New Delhi: Indian Railways has one of the largest railway networks of the world and is the largest employer in the country. Every year, a Railway Budget, separate from the union budget is presented in the parliament few days before the main budget.A separate budget for rail started in 1924 during th....

Rlys might not meet operating ratio target

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 02:26
The Indian Railways might find it difficult to meet the current financial year’s operating ratio target of 92.5 per cent as growth in total earnings between April and January 2014-15 has fallen short of the target.

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