Tuesday January 7, 2014
The DIPP secretary is also expected to soon write a letter to his Railways counterpart on the matter, sources said, adding that the delay in obtaining comments could hold back further opening up of the important sector.
Friday January 3, 2014
Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Friday said his ministry is in the process of preparing a Cabinet note on foreign direct investment (FDI) norms for railways and construction.
Thursday January 2, 2014
The regular budget is likely to be presented by the new government in July. The third and final batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2013-2014 (excluding Railways) is proposed to be presented to Parliament in the forthcoming Budget Session.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday December 27, 2013
Encouraged by the good response to premier AC special trains on the Delhi-Mumbai route being run on dynamic fares, Railways have decided to extend the services of these trains to cater the growing demand for travel on the busy route during the festiv...
Sunday December 15, 2013
As unmanned railway crossings continue to be a primary reason for accidental train deaths, cash-strapped Railways has set an ambitious target of eliminating major level crossings in the next five years.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday November 4, 2013
The Railway ministry has decided to partially or fully cancel or divert a few trains during the coming winter season when services are often disrupted due to fog, an official release said in New Delhi on Monday
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 20, 2013
Trains may be running full, but there is a decline in number of tickets booked in the past six months, causing worry for cash-strapped Railways.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday October 11, 2013
Close on the heels of a fresh rise in passenger fares, Railways have decided to further hike the fares of premier trains such as Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto effective from October 17.
Tuesday October 8, 2013
The total goods earnings have gone up from Rs 40,293.70 crore April-September 2012 to Rs 44,191.92 crore during the corresponding period this year, registering a growth of 9.67 per cent, according to Railway Ministry data.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 3, 2013
The Karnataka government will release Rs 150 crore this month for railway projects in the state being taken up with the Ministry of Railways on a cost-sharing basis, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said today.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 22, 2013
Railways is mulling installing automatic doors in AC coaches of some premier trains, on the lines of those in Metro, to enhance passengers' safety and check criminal activities on board running trains.
Wednesday September 18, 2013
The government is likely to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the cash-starved railways sector, particularly for development of rail lines between project sites and existing network, according to a top government official.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 25, 2013
Thirty-nine people are killed everyday on rail tracks while trespassing and the casualty in such accidents between 2009-2012 was over 50,000, a report by the Railway Ministry revealed.
India | Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday August 21, 2013
After an express train ran over 28 pilgrims crossing rail tracks in Bihar on Monday, a war of words has exploded between state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the Railway Ministry he once headed.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 18, 2013
Railways has decided to equip some of its premier trains with automatic fire detection system involving activation of emergency brake followed by hooter sound in case of a blaze.
India | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt (With inputs from agencies) | Monday June 17, 2013
Eight new faces were today inducted into Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's council of ministers. The reshuffle is possibly the last before the 2014 general elections.
India | Sandeep Phukan | Monday June 17, 2013
New faces are likely to be inducted in the Manmohan Singh Cabinet today. The reshuffle of the Council of Ministers scheduled to take place in the evening is expected to be the last one for UPA II with the Lok Sabha elections less than a year away.
India | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie; Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Saturday May 25, 2013
An Indian Police Service or IPS officer in Kolkata, Nazrul Islam, has sent a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs on May 10, alleging corrupt practices in the ministry in 2010 when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was Railways Minister.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday May 13, 2013
Assuming additional charge of railways, Road Transport and Highways Minister CP Joshi today said he would try to improve the trust deficit prevailing among the staff of Railways rocked by a bribery scandal.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Saturday May 11, 2013
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal will be the new Law Minister and will replace Ashwani Kumar who resigned from the post yesterday. CP Joshi meanwhile will handle the Railway Minister's post that was vacated after Pawan Kumar Bansal resigned yesterd...