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Factsheet on Indian Railways, third largest globally


March 14th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Indian Railways not just runs the world's third largest railroad network but is also among the largest employers. Here's a fact sheet:* Operates the third ... Read more...

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Railways to set up firms to develop stations (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The responsibility of developing and maintaining thousands of railway stations and goods sheds across India will be entrusted to two new companies under the public ... Read more...

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Safety with modernisation is Trivedi’s mantra for railways (Second Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With a spate of fatal accidents in the past few years, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday said safety would be the prime focus of ... Read more...

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Railways to set up firm to develop, maintain stations


March 14th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The responsibility of developing and maintaining thousands of railway stations across the country will be entrusted to a new company under the public private partnership ... Read more...

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Indian Railways aims to cut operating ratio


March 14th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Indian Railways aims to cut operating ratio, which is the money spent to earn every Rs.100, to 84.9 percent in 2012-13 from 95 percent in ... Read more...

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Safety will top priority for Indian Railways: Trivedi (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With safety as the prime focus, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday spelt out five priority areas for his ministry over the 12th Five Year ... Read more...

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Trivedi presents India’s railway budget for 2012-13


March 14th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Safety will the primary focus of Indian Railways as it enters the 12th Five Year Plan beginning April 1, Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Wednesday, while ... Read more...

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Indian Railways losing steam with freeze on fare hikes


February 12th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) With passenger fares on a freeze for years and little money to expand the world's second largest railroad network under a single management, Minister ... Read more...

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Funds remain main worry for expanding India’s rail network


February 25th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Despite a record investment of Rs.57,630 crore ($12.7 billion), proposed by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee in her latest rail budget, funding projects for the world's second ... Read more...

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Indian Railways - a factfile (with accident story)


July 19th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
A factfile on Indian Railways which runs the world's second largest railroad network under a single management: -The network comprises 64,015 route km with 6,906 railway stations-It runs 18,518 trains, of which over ... Read more...

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192 trains disrupted, 73 cancelled due to daylong shutdown (Lead)


July 5th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Rail operations in India, especially in the east, were severely affected Monday as 73 trains were cancelled and 192 disrupted on account of the day-long shutdown ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee rules out railways’ privatisation


March 11th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday once again ruled out any move to privatise the country's railroad network but said the corporate sector will be roped in ... Read more...

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Price rise protests mar parliament proceedings on rail budget day (Parliament Roundup)


February 24th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday presented her rail budget in the Lok Sabha despite a restive opposition that kept up its protests against rising prices before ... Read more...

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India Inc now looks forward to expand rail network


February 24th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Indian industry is largely satisfied with the rail budget proposals to keep freight rates mostly frozen and the decision to co-opt the private sector in expanding ... Read more...

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No fare hikes, 52 new trains announced in India’s rail budget (Roundup)


February 24th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Passengers were spared a fare hike, freight rates were lowered for some essential items and 52 new trains announced in India's rail budget for 2010-11 that ... Read more...

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Sudheendra Kulkarni joins panel in Mamata’s ministry (Lead)


August 26th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Three days after he snapped ties with the party over "ideological differences", former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strategist Sudheendra Kulkarni Wednesday said he had joined an ... Read more...

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Sudheendra Kulkarni joins advisory panel in Mamata’s ministry


August 26th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strategist Sudheendra Kulkarni has been appointed member of an advisory committee in the railway ministry, three days after he snapped his ... Read more...

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Banerjee dismisses corporate structure for railways


July 9th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday ruled out corporatisation of the country's railroad network but said the private sector's participation can be considered for commercial use of ... Read more...

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Left parties divided on rail budget, BJP guarded


July 3rd, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Left parties were divided in their reaction to the railway budget unveiled by their bete noire Mamata Banerjee here Friday, with the Communist Party of ... Read more...

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Fare freeze, service quality are focus of India’s rail budget (Lead)


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan and Anuradha Shukla New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) According top priority to social commitment as opposed to economic viability, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday presented her ministry's budget for ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee presents rail budget for 2009-10


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee began presenting her ministry's budget for the current fiscal shortly after noon Friday with the promise of addressing the concerns of average ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee set to present rail budget


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in parliament house Friday morning to present her ministry's budget for this fiscal, promising to address the demands of the average ... Read more...

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Passenger amenities are Mamata’s top priority


June 7th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Anuradha Shukla New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Winds of change have already started blowing at Rail Bhavan here just 10 days after Mamata Banerjee took charge of the railways portfolio. Passenger amenities ... Read more...

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Bankruptcy to billions: Turnaround saga of Indian Railways


February 21st, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The turnaround saga of the world's second largest railroad network, scripted by an unlikely candidate, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, first caught the attention of the best-known management ... Read more...

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Lalu Prasad gets ready for fifth straight rail budget


February 22nd, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Rail Bhavan in the heart of the national capital wears a busy look as Railway Minister Lalu Prasad prepares to present his fifth successive budget Feb 26, ... Read more...

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