India | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday January 20, 2015
While seeking public suggestions to maintain a healthy balance sheet, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Today cited lack of resources to upgrade services to meet the growing aspirations of the passengers.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday December 20, 2014
Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has been requested by the Indian Railways to evolve a transparency mechanism for the functioning of the ministry and its operations.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 14, 2014
In a move to prevent accidents, Railways has given its nod to a Rs 28.61 crore contract for installation of a train protection warning system (TPWS) along the 67-km Basin Bridge-Arrakonam route in south India.
Saturday September 13, 2014
Seeking to push infrastructure development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked his ministers to electronically monitor the progress of projects and directed the Railways to submit a comprehensive plan for encouraging FDI.
Wednesday August 27, 2014
The government on Wednesday notified liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI) norms for the Railways, permitting 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in several areas, including high speed trains.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 13, 2014
In a bid to improve the online railway ticketing experience for the Indian passengers, the railway ministry today launched the new enhanced e-ticketing system through the IRCTC website.
Tuesday July 15, 2014
Railways have earned Rs 36,674.17 crore during April-June 2014 as compared to Rs 33,499.53 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 9.48 per cent, according to Railway Ministry data.
NDTV Correspondent | Tuesday July 8, 2014
Launched on Monday, the Railway Ministry's Twitter account gained close to 40,000 followers in less than 24 hours.
Sunday July 6, 2014
The Home Ministry has raised objections in allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in highly-sensitive areas of the Railways sector, saying such a move may compromise security of the country's largest transportation network.
Thursday June 19, 2014
After defence, the Commerce and Industry Ministry has started the exercise to relax foreign investment norms in the railways sector by permitting 100 per cent FDI in high-speed train systems and dedicated freight lines.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 1, 2014
The Railway Ministry has stopped the promotion of officers in two of its secretarial services after the alleged irregularities were pointed out by the Finance Ministry.
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
IANS | Wednesday October 23, 2013
The Indian Railways will provide special meals on demand for diabetic and ailing passengers travelling on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.This was stated in a communique from the railway ministry to Jagat Prakash Nadda, Rajya Sabha member of parliament ...
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.