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End of a 92-year-old practice.
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Before making any comment on the 2016-17 Railway Budget, it would be useful to define the tasks of the Indian Railways and broadly, the problems it faces. The Niti Aayog released an exhaustive repo...
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In the 2015 Railway Budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced ambitious plans to introduce high-speed and bullet trains in the country, equipped with bio-toilets and airplane-style vacuum facilities. And perhaps toilets are indeed where some attention should be paid considering that many passengers spend the entirety of their journey there.
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Trains get upgrades, better toilets, go faster, and will be better, but fares, where the Railways loses money, won't be hiked. This is strange, and with a very hazy idea where the investment money's going to come from, leaves us incredulous.
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Opposition today attacked the first full-fledged Railway budget of the BJP-led NDA government saying it lacked vision and road map to execute the "nice ideas it is full of". The first full-fledged Rai...
New Delhi — Without increasing pa enger fares, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways in the Lok Sabha today, promising to balance pa enger needs and long-term...