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Railway Ministry Uploads Concept Paper on New Regulator

Ministry of Railways has prepared a concept paper on Rail Development authority of India which has been uploaded on the Indian Railway website www.indianrailways.gov.in. Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in his speech for Rail Budget 2015-16 had said that for orderly development of infrastructure services, enabling competition and protection of customer interest, it is important to have a regulation ...

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West Central Railway First to Eliminate all Unmanned Level Crossings

The West-Central Railway, headquartered in Jabalpur, has become the first Railway Zone on Indian Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings as of 31st August, 2015. Out of total 118 unmanned level crossings falling on West-Central Railways as on 1st April, 2014, 80 were eliminated in the financial year 2014-15 and the target of 66 and the remaining 38 have ...

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India’s Fastest Train Gatiman Express Linking Delhi-Agra to Start Soon

After three months of delay, the much-awaited 160km/hour Gatiman Express linking Delhi and Agra will begin its run soon once the safety clearance is given, Railway Board Chairman A.K. Mittal said, without giving the exact time it takes. The train would cover the 200 km distance in around 90 minutes and the coaches were manufactured in Kapurthala workshop for the ...

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Railway Tickets: How ‘Operation 5 Minutes’ Helps?

Presenting the Railways budget, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu said today that he has not increased the passenger fares in the Railway Budget 2015-16 without providing a happy experience to the passenger on other fronts, including buying a ticket faster. One of the biggest problems faced by the common man intending to travel in unreserved class is purchasing a ticket. ...

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Arun Jaitley Rules Out Privatization of Indian Railways, Coal India

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has assured trade unions that the government did not intend privatizing either the railways or Coal India but stressed on providing a better environment for common man to live. “Government has no intention to privatize either railways or Coal India. The focus of the government is to create more jobs and employment opportunities, besides safeguarding the ...

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1000 Crore for Rail Connectivity in North East Announced in Budget 2014-15

The Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley announced some major initiatives for North Eastern States and the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana while presenting the General Budget for 2014-15 in Lok Sabha today. In his maiden budget speech FM Shri Jaitley said, Rs. 100 crore is being provided for development of organic farming in North Eastern States in the current ...

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