Sunday, Dec 04, 2022

Railway Budget


March 3, 1982, Forty Years Ago: PM In Bihar

March 02, 2022 11:18 pm

Declaring open the “longest river bridge in the world” that spans the Ganga at Hajipur and Patna and connects the northern and southern parts of Bihar, Indira Gandhi, said the government was doing its best to ensure economic and social justice to all sections within the limits set by our resources.

March 6, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Railway Concessions

March 06, 2021 12:33 am

The Railway Minister, Kedar Pandey, announced a series of concessions to railway passengers’ fare from 10 per cent to 5 per cent.

Yashwant Sinha hits out at merger of Rly cadres, amalgamation of Budget

March 14, 2020 2:50 am

Earlier this year, the Union Cabinet decided to merge the five Indian Railway engineering services and three civil services cadres into the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS) leading to protests from civil servants.

Odisha gets highest ever railway allotment of Rs 5993 crore

July 10, 2019 10:42 pm

The fund was allocated for various projects, passenger amenities, track renewal and repairs, roads over and under bridges, electrification and staff amenities.

Budget 2019: Piyush Goyal allocates Rs 1.58 lakh crore for Railways, highest for national transporter

February 01, 2019 1:42 pm

The allocation is about eight per cent more than last year's Rs 1.48 lakh crore but the infusion of investment by the Modi government to upgrade the country’s archaic railway infrastructure makes it around 148 per cent hike in capex since 2014.

I don't miss presenting Railway Budget: Piyush Goyal

February 01, 2018 9:55 pm

Asked if he wanted to introduce any train with which his name would be associated with, the minister said he was not bothered about it, and passenger safety was paramount for him.

Upper House Passes Rail Budget: Need to ensure safety, cleanliness on trains

May 03, 2016 4:02 am

In his reply to Appropriations (Railways) No 2 Bill, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu pointed out that Indian Railways is a unique entity as it is a department of the government that is expected to perform on commercial principles.

Toothpaste costs more than train travel: Railway officials to Suresh Prabhu

March 31, 2016 2:57 pm

According to the calculations, a small tube of toothpaste costs more than the lowest train fare from Delhi to Chandigarh. The bus fares for the route are much more.

Railway admits it washes blankets once in two months

February 27, 2016 5:33 pm

MoS for Railways Manoj Sinha told the Rajya Sabha that while bedsheets, bed roll and pillow covers are washed every day, the blankets are washed every two months

Video: Here's what Suresh Prabhu announced for passengers in Railway Budget 2016

February 25, 2016 6:05 pm

Here's a video to sum up all that the Railway Budget 2016 had in store for the passengers.


Sadananda Gowda presents Railway budget

July 08, 2014 6:37 pm

Gowda tweeted, “Going to present my maiden budget... Hope we are able to meet public expectations.”