Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Avishek G Dastidar

Special Correspondent

Zonal railway asked for Rs 10 crore, rail budget gave it Rs 25 cr
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

The budget sanctions Rs 25 crore for the purchase of 10 mini, portable biodiesel plants.

Warning devices: Railways seeks legal opinion
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

In case of accidents, Railways is usually not liable to pay compensation.

Sena wisdom: As in Godhra, no one talks of ‘real reason’
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The Sena MPs said they were provoked by the inadequate accommodation facilities and food arrangements.

Railways tweaks PPP model to make it lucrative for investors
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

The PPP business target for the Railways in 12th Five-Year Plan is Rs 1 lakh crore.

9-month food stock for N-E trains to wi-fi on all: Railways get 24 PMO ideas
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

The railway board has segregated the action points according to the directorates concerned.

Rlys sanctions recruitment of 2,500 TTEs
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

This is the largest induction drive for TTEs in one go in recent years.

Trains now won’t stop at ‘MP stops’
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Trains linking Bihar and Kerala are among those which have the highest number of such stoppages.

Rail kitchens may cook midday meals
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Mega-kitchens may be free for some time during the day, PMO asks Rlys for a plan.

Fare review move makes tariff authority redundant
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

As per the existing Act, only railway ministry can set fares and freight for the country’s operations.

New focus on hygiene, 40% more to keep trains, stations clean
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

Gowda said CCTVs will be used to monitor the cleanliness drive.

Rail budget: Finances derailed, Gowda invites FDI, makes few tall claims
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

Increasing the speed of trains to 160 to 200 km per hour on nine select sectors was one of the highlights.

Gowda to let go of ‘past baggage’; for first time Rail Budget will be tweeted live
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

Live-tweeting is one of the many firsts about Gowda’s maiden Rail Budget.

Ahead of budget, Railways seek policy tweak to bring in FDI
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

Railways wants doors to open for investments in projects like proposed bullet train corridors.

Delhi-Agra trial run a ‘success’, Rlys works on 90-min target
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

The train is expected to be popular with tourists to the Taj Mahal from Delhi.

In House, Paul hardly spoke, said ‘girls lured into flesh trade a big social problem’
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

During 15th Lok Sabha, Paul mentioned atrocities on women in his constituency Krishnanagar.

‘Frugal’ budget to focus on bullet train corridor, agri produce services
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

Railway Minister Sada-nanda Gowda met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to apprise him about the upcoming opening of the Udhampur-Katra line and to discuss the budget.

Railways at work on twin diesel headaches
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Seeks ways to bring down rising fuel costs, will brief green tribunal on plan to cut emission.

Vacate houses at places of earlier posting: Railways to DRMs
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

The ministry, had earlier given all its DRMs three months to vacate the official houses.

Railways demand more funds for safety upgrade
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

In the interim rail budget, the Railways had received Rs 29,000 crore as GBS and around Rs 12,000 crore as cess.

Heard no explosion… only a rattling sound, says driver of derailed Rajdhani
Thu, Jun 26, 2014

The Railway Ministry has got the confirmation that the derailment of the goods train was definitely an act of sabotage.

Shiv Sena forces rollback in local train fare hike
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is widely expected to form the next government in Maharashtra, which goes to polls in December.

Centre hits Sena wall on rail fare hike
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

Seeking rollback, BJP and Sena MPs from Maharashtra to meet Gowda

Railway crime count: rapes double in 5 years, murders too jump
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Around 60 per cent of total 26,000 cognisable crimes in railways in last one year occurred inside trains while rest took place on its premises.

UPA factored in fare hike in interim Railway Budget, but did not say so in Parliament
Sun, Jun 22, 2014

‘The decision to not spell out the hike was a political one. Budget documents had all the calculations’ Arunendra Kumar, Chairman, Railway Board

With hike in mind, Railways set targets
Sat, Jun 21, 2014

Rs 164,995 cr revenue, Rs 10,000 cr surplus not possible without the hike

Govt hikes railway fares by 14.2 pc, freight charges increased by 6.5 pc
Sat, Jun 21, 2014

The NDA government has taken the unpopular decision of hiking railway passenger fare.

A 20-crore strong community can’t be wished away: NDA’s lone Muslim MP
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Having been a former state president of Congress who joined the LJP before election, Kaiser is critical of his former party.

If no hike, Rlys wants govt to cover losses
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Gowda to hold first-of-its kind meeting of entire top brass of Railways.

Saving time, Rly style: speed plays little part in cutting a trip short
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Bhopal Shatabdi, with a current top speed of 150 kph and an average speed higher than other trains in this category, has been selected for the test.

Railways crackdown on drinking: Breathalysers for all ‘running’ staff
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

The new measures seek to enforce strict punishment along with a permissible limit of alcohol content among on-duty staff.

Diamond quadrilateral of high-speed trains
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Railways has been testing the waters for high-speed train corridors for six years now.

Nitish Kumar remains cold to RJD advances
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

Sources said there had been two attempts to test the waters for an alliance that would unite the non-BJP vote.

Before power shift, 13 ‘confidential’ files go missing from Rail Bhawan
Wed, Jun 04, 2014

The files are said to have gone missing either from their respective sections or from the offices where they were sent for consideration.

He wanted to ensure water, toilets for every poor villager
Wed, Jun 04, 2014

Munde had planned to return to Mumbai that very night but rescheduled the trip as the meeting went on until late.

Badaun gangrape: In his report to PM, Ram Vilas Paswan suggests fast-track trial on lines of Nirbhaya case
Tue, Jun 03, 2014

The PM is said to have asked Paswan to file a report on the ground situation and incorporate suggestions for improvement as well.

Kharge, his deputies gave away Rs 47 lakh as cash gifts to their personal staff
Fri, May 30, 2014

Interestingly, a trackman in Eastern Railway, an officer attached to an assistant to GM in Western Railway and such officials in remote locations have also been named in the junior ministers’ list.