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Bonanza for Mumbai, Bengaluru suburban commuters in Budget

"The Mumbai transport system, which is the lifeline of the country, will be expanded and augmented to add 90 km of double line track at the cost of Rs 11,000 crore.

Rs 94,000 crore is capital expenditure, said Railways, a quarter of it only on paper

Almost 15 per cent capex, or Rs 15,081 crore, shown by the Railways in 2015-16 represents work done by joint venture companies in the railway sector.


Rail Budget debate: Govt hiking fares through back door, making Railways sick: Ahmed Patel

Initiating the debate on the budget, Patel said while expenditure has increased, revenue has declined.

Rail Budget disappointing: Opposition

Congress, CPM express concern over financial health, say safety issue ignored.

Delhi Ring Rail network: Gopal Rai welcomes move, to take steps to improve last-mile connectivity

The transport minister said he had met Prabhu on December 11 and put forward the proposal to revive the Ring Rail.

Pending railway projects get a boost; new terminal at Hadapsar

The budget has allocated Rs 23 crore for creation of additional terminal at the Hadapsar Railway Station as well as Rs 38.07 crores for remodeling of Pune Railway Yard.


Rail Budget: Nothing for Bihar, say Nitish & Lalu

RJD chief Lalu Prasad, said: “Indian Railways has got derailed. There is no immediate need of bullet trains.

Trinamool calls Rail Budget ‘a big zero’

Oppn gives it a thumbs down, says full of gimmicks.

Pay commission payout: New action plan to cushion impact

With this background, the finance wizards of Railways have created an action plan to exorcise the CPC bogie deftly next fiscal without hiking either fares or freight rates.

It’s ‘Advantage Maharashtra’, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Of the total 45 SVPs announced, the majority share has come to Maharashtra. The railway minister’s decision to open up all locked lands along the tracks, wherever possible, for agriculture is a big step forward.

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Today in pics: February 12, 2014

Narendra Modi is interacting with people from several cities across the country as part of his ‘Chai pe Charcha’ programme.

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Sudarsan Pattnaik draws sand sculpture to welcome General Budget

Puri (Odisha), Feb 29 (ANI): Renowned artist Sudarsan Pattnaik drew a sand sculpture at the Puri beach of Odisha on the eve of General Budget 2016-17. Patnaik drew a similar sand art earlier to welcome the Rail Budget. The Padma Shri awardee artist, who has won many international and national awards, always tries to give a social message through his sand art.

Railway Budget 2016: Suresh Prabhu's Announcements for Passengers-New Trains, Amenities and More

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today presented the budget for 2016-17 detailing the projects that he wishes to undertake in the next financial year. As expected, the minister has not announced a hike in either passenger or freight fares. The minister said the Railways, the largest public-sector employer in India, hopes to raise money through non-tariff […]


Railway Budget prepared considering commuters' requirements: MoS Railways

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Indian Railways Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that this year's Railway Budget would transform the Indian Railways. He said that they have prepared the budget considering the common man and common commuters' requirements. Sinha said cleanliness was another aspect that is being looked into by the railways. He further said that the wi-fi facility that has been proposed about in the Rail Budget has already been stationed on 11 stations and the railways are aiming to install wifi in 100 railway stations. Lauding the efforts of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Sinha said that Indian Railways would make the necessary progress by 2020.

Copies of Rail Budget brought to Parliament

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The copies of the Rail Budget 2016 were brought to the Parliament on Thursday. The Rail Budget is expected to focus on capacity creation in the rail sector with an increased outlay of about Rs. 1.25 lakh crore. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is expected to present the Budget at 12 noon, will face a tough challenge on whether to raise the passenger fare or not.

PM Modi calls all-party meet to discuss Budget Session

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called an all-party meet of the leaders of Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha to discuss upcoming budget session. The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on February 23. The Rail Budget will be presented on February 25 and the Economic survey on February 26. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget for 2016-17 on February 29.