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Flexi fare applicable to only 141 trains

July 24, 2019 8:52 pm

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said in Lok Sabha that alternative train services on normal fare structure are available on routes of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains.

Handing over projects to army activated railways, says Piyush Goyal

February 28, 2018 8:16 pm

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also said the railways was evolving itself to become more contemporary to meet the needs of a new India and connect with the youth, who wanted more passenger comfort and safety.

Food served must carry details of quantity, supplier, says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

September 21, 2017 1:00 pm

"Honourable Minister of Railways has decided that each food box/casserole in which food is packed and sold on trains must have these details," said the letter from Sanjiv Garg, Additional Member (Tourism and Catering), Railway Board.

This is why Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offered to resign

August 23, 2017 5:29 pm

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today, in a series of tweets, said: "It has caused me deep anguish. I met the Hon'ble Prime Minister Modi taking full moral responsibility. Hon’ble PM has asked me to wait."

Dear Suresh Prabhu, here are a few ideas for improving train travel conditions for the differently-abled

February 11, 2017 8:07 am

In a response to a petition backed by 82,000 supporters to improve the railway facilities for disabled people, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the public for ideas. And we came up with a list.

‘Feasibility report on bullet train being prepared’

February 01, 2015 1:39 am

Prabhu has scouted for more private investment to improve the failing financial condition of the railways.

Mumbai: Re-schedule work hours to avoid overcrowd in trains, says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

January 08, 2015 6:28 pm

Prabhu held a meeting with CM Devendra Fadnavis at Mantralaya to discuss the problems of commuters in trains.

L N Mishra murder case: 40 years on, 4 held guilty

December 09, 2014 1:52 am

Was killed in 1975 Samastipur bomb blast; sentencing on Dec 15

Sreedharan questions govt over crucial railway posts lying vacant

December 02, 2014 1:27 am

The post of Member Electrical has been vacant for months. Two more Members will be retiring by December 31.

Suresh Prabhu gets going, asks officials to prepare white paper

November 11, 2014 8:38 am

A Standing Committee member told The Indian Express that the meeting could not take place as the MPs treated this as a show of disrespect.


Doubling farmers’ income is government’s political stunt, says Lalu Yadav

February 29, 2016 4:35 pm

Patna, Feb 29 (ANI): Former railway minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said the ruling government’s statement of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, is just a political stunt to reserve their berth in the next general elections.He further asserted that the BJP-led Central Government will not win the 2019 polls.

Copies of Rail Budget brought to Parliament

February 25, 2016 5:51 am

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.

Passengers look for safety, amenities in Rail Budget

February 24, 2016 3:34 am

Bengaluru, Feb 23 (ANI): Passengers' safety and better facilities topped the list of demands of commuters awaiting the second Rail Budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government to be presented on Thursday. Women passengers travelling alone are worried about rising incidents of sexual assaults in trains. They demanded installation of more closed circuit television cameras and deployment of railway protection force in trains. The commuters are also fed up with lack of cleanliness in trains, especially in compartments used by poor. Last year, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu did not introduce any new trains, but augmented the services of several trains.