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Foundation laid for Meghalaya’s first railway line


September 8th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 8 (IANS) The railways will be coming into Meghalaya for the first time with Chief Minister Mukul Sangma laying the foundation of the Dudhnoi-Mendipathar railway station in Garo ... Read more...

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Odisha protests cut in railway budgetary allocation


July 29th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) Odisha Saturday protested the alleged reduction of Rs.186 crore in the budgetary allocation to different railway projects in the state.Describing it as a "step-motherly attitude" of ... Read more...

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Nigeria approves $1.5 bn for railway project


July 19th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, July 19 (IANS) The Nigerian government has approved $1.5 billion for a railway network modernisation project.The southwestern Lagos-Ibadan double track railway line modernization is one of the west African ... Read more...

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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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Rail projects in Bengal suffered from 2001 to 2008: Mamata


June 4th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hoogly, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday alleged that indifferent attitude of the railway ministry was responsible for "zero progress" in projects related to the ... Read more...

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Infrastructure projects in Maharashtra get vital thrust


March 26th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Infrastructure development in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra will get a significant thrust with a series of mega-projects lined up as part of efforts to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to share 50 percent cost of two railway projects


March 8th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Aiming to speed up the work on Pune-Nashik rail link, the Maharashtra government has decided to contribute 50 percent towards the cost of the Rs.1,900 crore ... 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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India to build new railway track to link with Bangladesh


February 14th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) The Indian government will soon start work on a new rail link to Bangladesh that would ease surface transport in the mountainous northeastern ... Read more...

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Railways plan new model for PPP projects


January 27th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) The Railway Board is planning to formulate a new model for public private partnership (PPP) projects in order to create a level playing field for private ... Read more...

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Make preparations for more tourists in 2012: Omar Abdullah


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) After 12 million tourist arrivals in 2011, Jammu and Kashmir is eyeing a higher number of tourists and pilgrims this year but needs better infrastructure and ... Read more...

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India protested Chinese troops damaging wall in Tawang: Antony


December 21st, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Chinese troops damaged a 200-foot stone wall on the Indian side of the border in Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh in July this year, triggering ... Read more...

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Passenger fare hike only after discussions: Railway minister


November 17th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) Stressing that there was no immediate plan to hike passenger fares, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Thursday said any increase will take place in a "democratic way" ... Read more...

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CPI-M mocks Mamata’s industrial revolution remark


November 1st, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday mocked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's promise of ushering in an "industrial revolution" and said projects announced ... Read more...

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Mamata’s sops to ‘turn Darjeeling into Switzerland’


October 11th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS) In a bid to fulfil her pre-poll promise of turning Darjeeling in northern West Bengal into Switzerland, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced a host ... Read more...

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Delays in infra projects raises costs 23 percent: Government (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government Friday said 251 central projects - most of them in the infrastructure sector - have missed their deadlines, resulting in an anticipated cost-overrun ... Read more...

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‘251 delayed projects to cost 23.45 percent more’


August 19th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The central government Friday said 251 central projects have missed their deadlines, resulting in an anticipated cost-overrun of 23.45 percent of Rs.369,361.6 crore on implementing ... Read more...

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Lack of funds delay railway projects: Minister


August 12th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The government Friday said lack of funds and bureaucratic hurdles were causing huge price escalations in ongoing railway projects."The main reasons for delay have been ... Read more...

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Land bill draft to be modified: Jairam Ramesh


July 31st, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) The latest draft of the land acquisition bill will be modified as there was need for more clarity on some issues, union Rural Development Minister ... 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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Railway ministry to stay with Trinamool: Mamata


July 8th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her party will retain the railway ministry."My party, being an ally of the ... Read more...

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‘Northeastern capitals on rail map by 2017′


July 2nd, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 2 (IANS) The Indian Railways will connect all the capitals of northeastern states with the rest of the country by 2017, a senior railway official said here ... Read more...

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Prime minister concerned over unmanned railway crossings


June 1st, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday expressed concern over accidents at unmanned level crossings and asked the railway ministry to ensure that signages and road ... Read more...

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West Bengal’s railway projects on schedule: Mukul Roy


May 25th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Railway projects in West Bengal launched over the past three years were being implemented smoothly and would be completed in time, Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks additional funds from Planning Commission


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday asked the central government for Rs.27,556 crore in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan to build an airport and to ... Read more...

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Economic cuts to slow down China’s high-speed rail network


May 4th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): China may cut its investment in railway infrastructure this year by more than 31 billion dollars (200 billion yuan) following an earlier decision to slow down the ... 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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Lok Sabha gives nod to Mamata’s rail budget (Roundup)


March 7th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Monday passed Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget, but not without the expected acrimonious scenes between her and her political rival Left ... Read more...

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Whether me or any other, railway work should go on: Mamata


March 7th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) In an indication of her future moves in case the Trinamool Congress wins the West Bengal assembly elections, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said ... Read more...

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Kolkata dailies laud Mamata’s budget, CPI-M critical


February 26th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) People of West Bengal Saturday woke up to banner headlines in language newspapers that have sung paeans to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for showering goodies on the ... Read more...

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UPA’s encomiums, opposition salvos for Mamata’s budget (Roundup)


February 25th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The ruling UPA Friday showered encomiums on Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for presenting "a common man's budget", while opposition parties, including the BJP and the Left ... Read more...

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Railway budget leads to war of words in Punjab


February 25th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Announcements for Punjab announced in the rail budget by railway minister Mamata Banerjee Friday have led to a political war of words in the state.While Manish Tewari, ... Read more...

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Railway budget disappointing: Nitish Kumar


February 25th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday expressed disappointment over the railway budget for 2011-12, saying it had hardly given anything new to the state."The railway budget has disappointed ... Read more...

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Mamata’s budget a joke on people: BJP


February 25th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Branding Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee a "dream peddler", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said she was "playing a joke" on the people by announcing new ... Read more...

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Congress welcomes railway budget in Jharkhand, BJP unhappy


February 25th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 25 (IANS) The opposition Congress Friday expressed happiness over the Railway Budget fulfilling a long-standing demand of Jharkhand for a new train from Ranchi to Pune, but the ruling ... Read more...

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