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The Union Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu leaving Rail Bhawan for Parliament House to present the Railway Budget 2016-17, in New Delhi on February 25, 2016. The Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha is also seen.

No Passenger Fare or Freight Hike in 2016-17 Railway Budget

Budget Comes Ahead of Assembly Polls & And Amid severe Challenges of Falling Revenues By TN Ashok New Delhi, FE 25: The 2nd Railway budget of the BJP led NDA government spared passengers of any further hike in rail fares and Industry of any hike...
Despite revenue and funding blues, Prabhu skips rail tariff hikes

Despite revenue and funding blues, Prabhu skips rail tariff hikes

New Delhi, Feb 25  India’s rail budget has kept passenger fares and freight rates unchanged at least for now. A slew of measures has been announced for travel comfort. But the operational efficiency has taken a beating even as concerns remain over...
The Union Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu leaving Rail Bhawan for Parliament House to present the Railway Budget 2016-17, in New Delhi on February 25, 2016. The Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha is also seen.

Rail Budget for 2016-17 Presented by Suresh Prabhu Amid Challenging Times

Highlights of Budget – No Hike in Passenger fares Ahead of Assembly Polls By TN Ashok New Delhi, Feb 25 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today presented the Railway Budget for 2016-17 amid severe challenges of falling passenger and freight earnings...
Railways to develop three dedicated freight corridors

Railways to develop three dedicated freight corridors

New Delhi, Feb 25  Focusing on the development of railway freight corridors, union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday announced the development of the Delhi-Chennai, Kharagpur-Mumbai and Kharagpur-Vijayawada freight corridors on a priority basis.Presenting...
Prabhu spares fare, freight rate hikes, focuses on passenger comfort

Prabhu spares fare, freight rate hikes, focuses on passenger comfort

New Delhi, Feb 25  Sparing fare and freight rate hikes, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented the rail budget for next fiscal with passenger amenities in focus, spanning ease of booking tickets and cancellations to actual travel comfort...
No Hike in Passenger Fare

No Hike in Passenger Fare

65,000 Additional Berths and 17,000 Bio Toilets to be Installed  Operations Audit to Improve Punctuality of trains Proposed  Wi Fi Facilities in 400 more Stations  Stations to be Developed Under PPP Mode  Award of Civil Contracts for Dedicated Freight...
E-Catering Services to be Extended to 408 A1 and A Class Stations

E-Catering Services to be Extended to 408 A1 and A Class Stations

Local Cuisine of Choice will be made available to Passengers   By TN Ashok New Delhi, Feb 25 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today said that IRCTC will unbundle its catering services by categorizing it into food preparation and food distribution...
Indian Railway To Reorganise Railway Board

Indian Railway To Reorganise Railway Board

By TN Ashok New Delhi, Feb 25 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today announced structural Interventions in Railways saying he intended to reorganise the Railway Board that oversees the daily functioning of one of the worlds largest travel network. The...
Railways to Partner with State Governments for Operation of Tourist Circuit Trains

Railways to Partner with State Governments for Operation of Tourist Circuit Trains

The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu while presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today said that Tourism holds great potential for economic development and job creation. Indian Raileays will be partnering with the State...
Bids Finalized for setting up two Loco Factories under ‘Make in India’ initiative

Bids Finalized for setting up two Loco Factories under ‘Make in India’ initiative

The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that in keeping with Prime Minister’s emphasis on ‘Make in India’, the Indian Railways was able to finalise the bids for setting up two loco factories with an order book of about Rs....
Better Rail connectivity to North East & Jammu and Kashmir

Better Rail connectivity to North East & Jammu and Kashmir

The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that better connectivity to the North Eastern States is of utmost priority for the Indian Railways. Presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today he said, Indian Railways have...
E-Catering Services to be Extended to 408 A1 and A Class Stations

E-Catering Services to be Extended to 408 A1 and A Class Stations

The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu while presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today said that IRCTC will manage catering services in a phased manner. He also said that catering services will be unbundled by IRCTC by categorizing...
Facilities for Divyang, Senior Citizens and Women Travelers

Facilities for Divyang, Senior Citizens and Women Travelers

The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that the Indian Railways is fulfilling its social obligations towards Divyang, senior citizens and women travelers. Presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today he said, for the...
Railways to increase revenue through non-fare sources

Railways to increase revenue through non-fare sources

The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that Indian Railways will increase the revenue through non-fare sources. While introducing the Railway Budget for 2016-17 in Parliament today, the Railway Minister said that the current revenue...
Indian Railways for 100 per cent transparency in all its Operations

Indian Railways for 100 per cent transparency in all its Operations

The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that the transparency is an important tenet of this Government. Presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today he said , Indian Railway’s mission is to ensure 100% transparency in...
E-Booking of Tickets on the Concessional Passes for Journalists to be Introduced

E-Booking of Tickets on the Concessional Passes for Journalists to be Introduced

The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that Indian Railways intends to commence sale of tickets through hand held terminals for the benefit of the suburban and short distance travelers. This would enable deployment of multiple ‘Points...
Railways to provide 17000 Bio-Toilets in Trains under Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Mission

Railways to provide 17000 Bio-Toilets in Trains under Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Mission

The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that in pursuance of our mission Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat, that Indian Railways will provide 17,000 bio-toilets in trains and additional toilets at 475 stations before the close of this financial...
Wi-Fi Services at 100 Stations to be Commissioned this Year

Wi-Fi Services at 100 Stations to be Commissioned this Year

The Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu while presenting Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today said that the process has begun to introduce Wi-Fi services at stations especially for youth and business travellers. He proposed to commission...
The Union Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu leaving Rail Bhawan for Parliament House to present the Railway Budget 2016-17, in New Delhi on February 25, 2016. The Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha is also seen.

Railway Budget 2016-17 : Presendted by Railways Minister Prabhu in Lok Sabha

The Union Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu leaving Rail Bhawan for Parliament House to present the Railway Budget 2016-17, in New Delhi on February 25, 2016. The Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha is also seen.   Rail Budget...
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