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  • Railway Budget 2012, as it happened

    A balanced Railway Budget from first-time Rail Minister Dinesh Trivedi. In a speech that focused primarily on safety and environment-friendliness, there weren't many sops doled out. However, the big announcement came at the end, when train fares were hiked for the first time in 9 years.

  • Railways to set up firm to develop, maintain stations

    The responsibility of developing and maintaining thousands of railway stations across the country will be entrusted to a new company under the public private partnership (PPP) route, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Wednesday while presenting his ministry's budget for the next fiscal.

  • Have to make railways solid like gold: Trivedi

    Set to present his maiden budget in parliament Wednesday, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said it would keep in my mind the needs of the common man and the country.

  • Railways hike freight rates ahead of Budget 2012

    With the assembly polls out of the way, Railways on Tuesday withdrew four percent exemption on fertiliser and foodgrain loading rates besides making a 10-15 percent upward revision of other commodities ahead of Rail Budget.The move is expected to increase prices of an array of goods, ranging from coal to fertilizers.

  • Rail Budget 2012: Railways open to private investment for modernisation, says Dinesh Trivedi

    Mumbai: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said he was open to private investment for the purpose of modernisation and development of Indian Railways.

  • Rail Budget may cater to Mamata agenda in north-east

    The seven north-eastern states, which hold the key for Trinamool Congress to emerge as a national party, could be bestowed with a slew of new rail projects in the upcoming Rail Budget.

  • Dinesh Trivedi may announce high speed trains in budget

    High speed trains connecting the national capital to Jodhpur and Mumbai could be among the highlights of the Rail Budget 2012-13, which will be announced by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday.

  • Financials pose big challenge as stage is set for another railway budget

    With passenger fares unlikely to be hiked, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will present his maiden railway budget for 2012-13 Wednesday amid concerns over the financial health of the world's second largest network.

  • Stage set for another railway budget

    With passenger fares unlikely to be hiked, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will present his maiden railway budget for 2012-13 Wednesday amid concerns over the financial health of the world's second largest network.

  • Railway Budget: Fare hike unlikely

    The Rail Budget to be presented tomorrow may continue with the practice of not raising the fares and freight rates but the possibility of imposition of a safety cess may not not be ruled out, at least on the higher class fares.

  • MPs advocate rail passenger fare hike

    New Delhi: Ahead of Rail Budget, many MPs today suggested increase in passenger fares, which has not been touched for eight years, to mobilise resources for undertaking safety related works in Railways.

  • Railways to move RPF Bill 2012 in Budget session

    A legislation to make Railway Protection Force (RPF) the sole body responsible for passenger security is likely to be introduced in the Budget session of Parliament.

  • AP BJP seeks funds for railway projects

    Former Union Minister and BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya today urged the railway ministry to allot Rs 3,500 crore in the forthcoming budget for completion of various projects in Andhra Pradesh.

  • RECAP Budget 2011: Highlights of Railway Budget 2011-12

    No hike in passenger fare and freight rates.

  • RECAP Budget 2011: Mamata Exp rolls into Bengal once again

    New Delhi: For the third successive year, the Railway Budget for 2011-12 spared passengers of any increase in fares and proposed no hike in freight rates while introducing 56 new trains, including nine non-stop Duronto trains and three Shatabdis.

  • Trivedi wants more budget support for Railway safety

    Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Sunday said the huge funds required for implementing safety measures in railways cannot be generated by fare hike alone and the Centre must give a huge budgetary support for it.

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