Railways usually attempts to cut down that increase. Now, the idea is to not only arrest that increase, but to try and reverse it—something Railways is not used to.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu made the entire passenger interface of railways responsive on social media sites, especially Twitter.
In the new report, the committee has left the job of figuring out how to do that to the Minister of Railways under supervision of the PMO and aided by a dedicated group of officers.
Advance reservation period for rail ticket booking has been increased from 60 days to 120 days.
Leader of Congress in LS Mallikarjun Kharge tells Avishek G Dastidar that their concerns about Rail Budget remain unaddressed.
LS passes rail budget as minister talks of funds from World Bank, IFC.
Parties also wondered whether the centre would slash fares as oil prices had fallen sharply.
The inadequacy in allocations has resulted in railways share in the country’s overall development expenditure.
Our laws do not make it easy for the poor farmer to convert his land to non-agricultural use. The process is complex and ridden with obstacles.
A few activists opined that till details of sanctioned projects came out, it would be wrong to comment.
City rues lack of urgently needed services, change in reservation ticket schedule.
The BSE Sensex resumed higher at 29,051.90 and moved up to 29,069.13 on initial strong buying.
67 per cent increase in allocation of funds for amenities.
Rehabilitation of slums on railway land was another demand that was overlooked.
‘Railway projects will be implemented through joint ventures between Centre and respective state.’