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Railway Budget has failed to meet expectations, but we welcome it, ...
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : The Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday welcomed the Railway Budget and said that it has been made by keeping the long term future in mind.
Railway budget a reflection of NDA Government's 'noble' motives: PM ...
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the railway budget presented by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu was indicative of his government's noble endeavor with respect to the needs of the common man, and added that the proposal is aimed at benefitting the poorest of ...
Plan for bullet train in the works: Manoj Sinha
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that the government is seriously considering a plan for the introduction of bullet trains in India.
Javadekar calls Railway Budget 'people-oriented'
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that the Railway Budget was a 'revolutionary and people-centric budget'.
ASSOCHAM applauds transformational approach towards railway
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) president Rana Kapoor on Thursday said the Railway Budget is a determined effort to make the Indian Railway customer focused assuring both the passengers and industrial consumers of much better services with the ...
No new trains due to saturation of high density networks: AK Mittal
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : Railway Board chairman A K Mittal on Thursday said that no new trains have been introduced in the railway budget for 2015-16 due to the saturation of high density networks in the nation.
Railway Budget: All North-East states to be connected to Delhi, says ...
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that his ministry has a 'comprehensive' plan for the North-East, adding that all state capitals in the region will soon be connected to Delhi.
Venkaiah Naidu lauds Prabhu for 'realistic', 'pragmatic' budget
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday complimented Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu for coming up with a 'realistic' and 'pragmatic' Railway Budget and said that the latter has given a roadmap to make railways the backbone of transportation in the ...
Railways to work on 'Swachh Rail - Swachh Bharat'
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that ensuring higher standards of cleanliness is of utmost priority for the Indian Railways.
Railway Budget 2015: Seventy seven new railway projects sanctioned
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday sanctioned 77 new railway projects worth Rs. 96,182 crores.
Railway Budget lays out clear roadmap for economic growth: PM Modi
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday termed the Railway Budget for fiscal 2015-16 as the clear roadmap to make the railways the key driver of India's economic growth.
Railways budget impossible to practically implement: Kharge
New Delhi, Feb. 26 : Former union minister for railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday termed the railway budget presented in Parliament as 'imaginary', and alleged that the proposal has ideas which would be 'impossible' to implement.
New projects announced for NE in 2015-16 Railway Budget
Guwahati, Feb 26 : : The Union Railway Budget for 2015-16, which was tabled in the Parliament on Thursday, provided proposals for considerable increase in allotment of funds for the projects already sanctioned in Assam and Northeastern region.
SAIL welcomes Rail Budget 2015-16
New Delhi, Feb 26 : Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on Thursday welcomed the Rail Budget 2015-16, which was presented by Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu. Welcoming the Rail Budget 2015-16, SAIL Chairman CS Verma said, "The budget is indeed growth oriented, laying down clearly a road ...
Injustice to Pradesh in railway budget: Chandrababu Naidu
Hyderabad, Feb 26 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Thursday expressed his disappointment over the railway budget for 2015-16, saying injustice was done to the state in sanctioning new railway lines.
BJP hails rail budget, Congress and Sena flay it
New Delhi, Feb 26 : The BJP Thursday hailed Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's budget for 2015-16 calling it "reformist" and "revolutionary" while the Congress termed it "disappointing" and asked how the resources for the promised reforms will be raised. The Shiv Sena too was critical.
Mumbaikar Suresh Prabhu's gifts to city, Maharashtra
Mumbai, Feb 26 : A dream will finally come true for the Mumbai commuters with air-conditioned local trains being introduced, according to a railway budget 2015-16 announcement by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, a Mumbaikar.
Eastern railway plagued by disruptions, encroachment
Kolkata, Feb 26 : Eastern Railway, which serves three states with 2,642 km of track, is plagued by frequent disruptions and encroachment, its general manager R.K. Gupta said Thursday.
Rail budget: Parties react on expected lines in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 : Political parties in Odisha reacted on expected lines Thursday after the presentation of the railway budget for 2015-16 in parliament.
Rail Budget high on hyperbole but low on content: CPI
New Delhi, Feb 26 : The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Thursday said the Rail Budget for the year 2015-16, which was presented by Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, was high on hyperbole but low on content.
Dissatisfied with railway budget, says Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Feb 26 : The Shiv Sena Thursday targeted the BJP-led NDA government, which it is part of, with a sharp criticism of the railway budget for 2015-16, saying it "completely ignored the aspirations and expectations of the people of Maharashtra".
Former railway ministers unimpressed by Prabhu's budget
New Delhi, Feb 26 : Suresh Prabhu's maiden railway budget Thursday failed to impress six of his predecessors in the ministry, who called the proposals "repetitive", "just an idea" and even "anti-people".
Andhra Pradesh disappointed over railway budget
Hyderabad, Feb 26 : Andhra Pradesh Thursday expressed its disappointment over the railway budget, saying no new project was sanctioned for the state.
Consult states on buying cheaper power, Jayalalithaa urges Prabhu
Chennai, Feb 26 : Alarmed at Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's proposal to buy power through bidding, AIADMK chief J.Jayalalithaa Thursday said proposal to buy cheap power should be in consultation with state governments and power utilities.
'Railway coal freight increase to impact growth'
Kolkata, Feb 26 : Coal consumers raised concerns of raising costs due to the hike in freight base rates in Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu's maiden budget as he emphasised on the need to improve quality of railway services and plans to improve the freight sector.
BJP hails rail budget, Congress questions resource availability
New Delhi, Feb 26 : The ruling BJP hailed Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's budget for 2015-16 Thursday calling it "reformist" and "revolutionary" but opposition Congress questioned how the resources for the reforms will be generated while coalition partner Shiv Sena was also not satisfied.
Trilogy of documents to set out Vision 2030 for Indian Railways
New Delhi, Feb 26 : Describing the railway budget presented Thursday as part of a "trilogy of documents" that together set out a vision for the network's future, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu told parliament that the transporter would have to undergo a transformation over the next five years.
Prabhu's budget fails to muster investor confidence
Mumbai, Feb 26 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's maiden budget failed to garner investor confidence, as a majority of stocks associated with the railways plunged in Thursday's trade session.
Rivals unite in Kerala to slam railway budget
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 : On expected lines, the Narendra Modi government's first full railway budget came under fire from the rival fronts in Kerala as they termed it nothing but rhetoric and lacklustre.
No MP fund for railway
New Delhi, Feb 26 : Prabhu Thursday touched a raw nerve when he suggested that MPs use part of their development funds in improving facilities at railway stations.