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Indian Railways Enquiry-IRCTC Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:39:52 -0800
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SC orders Rs.4 lakh in damages to rail passenger's kin Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:23:10 -0800
New Delhi, Jan. Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian Railways will have to pay compensation to passengers for any untoward incident during their journey, including death due to cardiac arrest while running along the moving train leaving the platform. The Supreme Court, dealing with a case, declined the Centre's plea challenging the Madras High Court award of compensation of Rs.4 lakh to the widow and ...

Railways to form SPVs with all states: Suresh Prabhu Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:34:26 -0800
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian Railways has decided to form Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) with all the states to undertake specific railway projects in the states concerned, said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. He told reporters here Monday that the SPVs will be formed with equity participation from the railways and the state governments concerned. "Some state or other always complains ...

Railway fare hike takes its toll: Passenger bookings drop 1.64% Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:40:57 -0800
Indian Railways has announced an increase of 12.57% in its total approximate earnings in the nine month period from April 2014 to December 31, 2014. The total earnings for the Indian Railways during these nine months stood at Rs 1,14,656.13 crore as against Rs 1,01,856.45 crore in the same period of 2013.

Railways to use stations for skill development of youth Tue, 06 Jan 2015 22:46:34 -0800
After crying foul for years over its social service obligations, including running uneconomical lines, the Indian Railways is trying to develop a new social face under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

Top Stories Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:19:53 -0800
The Indian Railways will have to pay compensation to passengers for any untoward incident during their journey, including death due to cardiac arrest while running along the moving train leaving the platform.

Indian Railways to be part of Vibrant Gujarat Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:22:28 -0800
Indian Railways will also be a part of the 7th Gujarat Global Trade Show — 2015 to be held at the at helipad ground area in Gandhinagar.

Railways has not got its share of investments, says minister Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:06:11 -0800
Indian Railways would need at least $100 billion of investments to expand its network and improve service standards, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday, during his inaugural address at the Business Standard Infrastructure Summit.

Indian Railways' earnings up by over 12% Wed, 07 Jan 2015 05:06:46 -0800
Railways has earned Rs 1,14,656.13 crore during April-December 2014, registering an increase of 12.57 per cent. It had earned Rs 1,01,856.45 crore during the same period in the previous year.

Rain, fog add to winter woes in north India; 67 trains cancelled Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:37:28 -0800
Though foggy conditions have improved from previous days, Indian railways was still forced to cancel 67 trains on Friday.

Modi bluffing, railways already heading for privatization: Congress Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:54:17 -0800
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Terming as bluff Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that Indian Railways will not be privatized, the Congress Monday said it is already headed for it in view of the cabinet's green signal to 100 percent FDI in railways.

Western Railway biggest earner of railways with Rs 13,000 crore Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20:11:14 -0800
Western Railway, with Rs12,985 crore, has become the biggest earner for Indian Railways. Possibly for the first time since the re-organisation of the railways into zones in 1951, Western Railway (WR) has found itself at the top of the list in earnings.

Prabhu's white paper to map railway reforms Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:09:54 -0800
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's white paper is likely to analyse the status of Indian Railways, keeping in view international benchmarks. The document, which is likely to be released during the budget session, is expected to present the roadmap to transform the railways into a world-class transporter. "The Paper will use international benchmarks for evaluating the status of the organisation in ...

New Railway Board chairman takes charge Thu, 01 Jan 2015 03:08:03 -0800
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) A.K.Mital took charge Thursday as chairman of the Railway Board and ex-officio secretary to the government of India. According to an official with the Indian Railways, Mital succeeds ...

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Indian Railways Already Heading For Privatization: Congress Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:12:20 -0800
Terming as bluff Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that Indian Railways will not be privatized, the Congress on Monday said it is already headed for it in view of the cabinet's green signal to ...

Save the Indian Railways! Send your suggestions Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:04:14 -0800
Facing huge financial crunch, the Railways has invited suggestions from the general public to increase its revenue and reduce expenditure ahead of the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament.

RUN-UP TO BUDGET 2015 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:13:43 -0800
Frequent revisions in freight rate coupled with a moderate revival in bulk commodities transport have pushed Indian Railways freight earnings by 12.1% to Rs 77,161 crore in the first three quarters of the current fiscal as compared to a 10% growth in the same period last year.

Railways April-December earnings up 12.57 percent Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:34:04 -0800
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The Indian Railways Wednesday reported a 12.57 percent increase in earnings during April-December at Rs.114,656.13 crore - up from Rs.101,856.45 crore during the corresponding period of the last fiscal.

Railways delegate more powers to general managers Fri, 02 Jan 2015 04:26:06 -0800
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS): To enhance decision making and increase work efficiency, the Indian Railways Friday delegated overall tender authority to general managers and director generals for acceptance of works and stores.

Railways' revenue earnings up Wed, 14 Jan 2015 02:11:13 -0800
The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during April 1 2014 to December 31, 2014 were Rs. 114656.13 crore compared to Rs. 101856.45 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.57%.

What's your policy on posting cops on long-distance trains, Bombay High Court asks Indian Railways Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:28:47 -0800
"What is the policy of the Indian Railways with regard to posting railway policemen on outstation trains?" the Bombay High Court asked the railways to explain on Tuesday.

Railways beat Chattisgarh 4-1, Odisha draw with Sikkim Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:28:12 -0800
Jamshedpur, Jan 16 (PTI) Indian Railways opened their campaign by defeating Chattisgarh 4-1 while Odisha drew against Sikkim in the East Zone round of 69th Santosh Trophy football tournament here today.

How the Railways can carry Swachh Bharat message across India Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:19:21 -0800
Envisioning and implementing a Railway innovation programme needs attitude training and skill impartation, says R Gopalakrishnan.

History of Railways exhibition a hit among devotees Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:41:57 -0800
The railway exhibition at Sangam is witnessing a large number of visitors.

Govt privatising railways by stealth, says Congress Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:41:00 -0800
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Terming as bluff Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that Indian Railways will not be privatised, the Congress Monday said it is already headed for it...

Indian railways reels under cash crunch Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:41:07 -0800
It plans to generate Rs 2000 crore from advertisement on rail assets.

R Gopalakrishnan: Innovation on the right track Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:28:47 -0800
Many initiatives and announcements by Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerged last year. Among his exhortations, a particularly inspiring and widely appealing one was the need for a clean and sanitary nation, Swachh Bharat.

Indian Railways to generate Rs 2,000 cr from advertisements Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:21:04 -0800
Railways is keen to generate additional revenues this year.

Railways needs urgent investment for rapid infrastructure development: Prabhu Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:05:38 -0800
Secunderabad, Jan.20 (ANI): Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has made a strong pitch for acquiring investment from all possible sources to facilitate rapid infrastructural development in the sector, besides calling for new ideas and innovative decisions to match current realities and expectations. Prabhu issued this appeal at the 15th national seminar of the Centre for Transportation Research and ...

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