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Karnataka to fund three rail projects


July 6th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 6 (IANS) Karnataka will share 50 percent of the cost of three railway projects in the state with the railway ministry, a minister said Friday."The cabinet has approved ... Read more...

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Train passengers stranded by Assam floods being rescued


June 28th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said Thursday that all passengers stranded by landslides at three places in Assam's Dima Hasao district will be evacuated soon.Another 20 ... Read more...

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‘Northeast’s connectivity issue to be dealt with’


June 20th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) High-powered committees formed recently by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for finding possible, early solutions to deal with the northeastern region's connectivity problems and subsequent economic ... Read more...

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rail budget criticised in northeast


March 14th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 14 (IANS) The railway budget for 2012-13 presented in parliament Wednesday was criticised in the northeast, with an industry body and a powerful student's body lamenting it had ... Read more...

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Trivedi proposes new projects for home state, constituency


March 14th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Mar 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi may have veered away from his leader West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal-centric approach to focus on mopping up ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 7


March 14th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
* Improvement of passenger amenities at a cost of Rs.1,112 crore; regional cuisines to be introduced.* World Bank funding of R.6,500 crore firmed up for dedicated freight corridors; land acquired for ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 6


March 14th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
* Electrification to be undertaken over 6,500 km at an allocation of Rs.8,000 crore during 12th Plan.* Conversion from DC to AC power supply completed in Western Railway corridor of Mumbai ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 5


March 14th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
* Capacity augmentation to get Rs.4,410 crore during 2012-13.* Eighty-five new line projects to be taken up during 2012-13.* One hundred and fourteen new line surveys to be undertaken during 2012-13.* ... Read more...

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Parliament panel asks railway to hike fares to ensure safety


March 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Monday suggested to Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi that the railways hike passenger fares and mobilise internal resources to ensure safety and modernisation ... Read more...

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Jharkhand, railways sign MOU


February 15th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Jharkhand government and railway ministry Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for six railway projects in the state.A press statement said: "For the ... Read more...

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Mamata announces projects for north Bengal


July 19th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday launched a host of projects for north Bengal and slammed the main opposition Left Front for trying to ... Read more...

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Karnataka sets up panel to monitor rail projects


April 21st, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) The Karnataka government Wednesday formed a coordination committee to monitor time-bound execution of pending railway projects across the state.The committee, headed by Chief Secretary S.V. Ranganath, ... Read more...

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Northeast ignored in rail budget: Tripura minister


February 27th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee ignored the northeast in the rail Budget and focussed only on her home state West Bengal, a minister in Tripura's Left Front government ... Read more...

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50 percent infrastructure projects delayed: Economic Survey


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Progress on key infrastructure projects, especially roads, power and railways, has not been satisfactory as more than half the central projects have been delayed, resulting in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh wants India to increase rail links


February 18th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Bangladesh has asked India to expedite the establishment of more rail links between the two countries.This was conveyed by the visiting chairman of Bangladesh's parliamentary standing committee ... Read more...

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Bilaspur-Leh rail link sent for Planning Commission nod


December 26th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) The central government has forwarded a proposal for a Bilaspur-Manali-Leh railway line to the Planning Commission for approval, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Sunday.He said ... Read more...

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Railways will not forcibly acquire land, says Mamata


December 21st, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Union Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday assured farmers that the railways will not forcibly acquire any land for its projects in West Bengal."We ... Read more...

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Railways to soon begin survey for south-south corridor


February 27th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian Railways will soon undertake an engineering-cum-traffic survey for building the ambitious south-south freight corridor covering Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Goa, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Railway budget is disappointing: Raman Singh


February 24th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 24 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Wednesday termed Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's railway budget "disappointing". He said the budget benefits only the state to which the minister belongs. "The ... Read more...

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Railway budget is curate’s egg, says Jayalalithaa


February 24th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday termed Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget as the proverbial curate's egg - good in parts and bad in parts - but also ... Read more...

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Gauge conversion of 800 Km Railway Line announced


February 24th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): Minister for Railways Mamta Banerjee on Wednesday announced a target of 800 km has been fixed for gauge conversion for the following sections during the next financial year:1. ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gets a fair share from Mamata


February 24th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Introduction of new train services, setting up of a sports academy, speeding up of gauge conversion projects and expansion of Integral Coach Factory (ICF) located here are ... Read more...

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Mamata presents passenger friendly Railway budget


February 24th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee presented the Railway budget for the year 2010-2011 without any increase in the passenger fares for the second consecutive time.The Rail ... Read more...

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Railway budget 2010 highlights


February 24th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Highlights of the 2010-11 railway budget presented by Mamata Banerjee in parliament Wednesday: -- No increase in passenger fares -- Rs.100 reduction in freight per wagon for ... Read more...

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Railways initiates Sevok to Rangpo line in Sikkim


December 11th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Railways E Ahmed informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday that the Railways has taken up the lining work of 52.7 kilometre long ... Read more...

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5,000 postcards to press for Tripura railway upgrade


November 12th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 12 (IANS) The railway authorities are about to be bombarded with 5,000 postcards urging better train services in Tripura, courtesy the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI). "Over 5,000 young ... Read more...

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‘Black Widow’ militants’ surrender will help peace in Assam


October 10th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, Oct.10 (ANI): A number of militants recently opted to join the mainstream in response to a call given by the Government.The Centre had given ultimatum to ... Read more...

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People hail new train service between Agartala-Dharmanagar in Tripura


September 25th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Sep.25 (ANI): With peace gradually returning to Tripura, the pace of development has picked up and it promises a bright future for the people of the State.Following the ... Read more...

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Surveys for new railway projects


July 23rd, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 23(ANI): Union Minister of State for Ministry of Railways K.H. Muniyappa on Thursday said that during the last three years, 116 surveys for new lines, 16 surveys for gauge ... Read more...

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Rail budget has ignored northeast, says Tripura’s ruling Left


July 4th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 4 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura Saturday voiced its unhappiness over the railway budget, saying Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee had ignored the northeast by announcing no new ... Read more...

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Bonanza for Maharashtra in railway budget


July 3rd, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee has come up with a series of proposals for Maharashtra, including non-stop point-to-point service proposed for the first time in the history of ... Read more...

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Railways plan outlay to be Rs.40745 crore


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has proposed an outlay of Rs.40,745 crore for 2009-2010, which is 2840 crore more than the allocation proposed in the interim ... Read more...

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Northeast states call for speedy action on central projects


June 13th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 13 (IANS) The northeastern states have urged the central government to release funds for the speedy implementation of flagship development and infrastructure projects in the region, said Tripura Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Government wants to restore peace and development in Assam


June 5th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, June 5 (ANI): The Government of India is closely monitoring the security situation in Assam while making efforts to restore an environment of peace and development in the north eastern parts ... Read more...

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Rail services hit by shutdown in Assam


August 8th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), Aug 8 (IANS) Schools and offices remained closed and rail services were disrupted in four Assam districts Friday as students and youth organisations called a 12-hour shutdown to protest delay ... Read more...

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