The national transport lifeline is not doing the one thing that can greatly help in bringing its finances into shape — downsize staff strength.
While the recently announced National Infrastructure Pipeline is a step in the right direction, there are a few other areas which need to be addressed on a priority basis given the global experiences in PPPs.
It is obvious that the introduction of private trains, revamped rail stations along with the government’s move to restructure the Railway Board will have long-term benefits for the national transporter
The discounts will be offered when the occupancy rate is low and will be applicable to passengers across mail, express, superfast and premium trains
Question is when will the travesty going to end, Dev asked, asserting that the hike was "injustice towards the poor people".
The government on December 31, raised train fares marginally by one paise to four paise per kilometer depending on the travel class. It also hiked LPG cylinder rates by Rs 19 per cylinder.
There is an imperative need to keep improving productivity and efficiency which will bring down unit costs and to an extent obviate the need to raise prices.
Responding to a series of queries during Question Hour, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said such a step has been taken as it is not possible for the government to meet the fund requirement of Rs 50 lakh crore estimated for the next 12 years to operate Railways.
The facility has been planned as a container freight station to ease clearances and enable direct cargo transportation to the port. Once built, the cargo will be transported directly by train from Jolarpet to Chennai port.
The valley had been under restrictions after August 5, when the Centre revoked the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into union territories.
Goyal, the Union minister of Railways, Commerce and Industry, was speaking at the valedictory function of a two-day event here to attract investment to Himachal Pradesh.
The partnership is the first in the e-commerce industry to enable the Railways build an e-commerceproduct for freight transport via rail, the release said. The company has seen improvement in speed for ground transportation of its packages and increased reliability for packages transported through the railways network, it said.
The train previously called the New Delhi-Ludhiana Intercity will ply from Delhi to Lohian Khas in Jalandhar via holy city Sultanpur Lodhi.
The train will cover the distance between Lucknow and Delhi in six hours and 15 minutes.
The zone, headquartered in Bihar's Hajipur, has earned Rs 1,588.74 crore in August.
The IRCTC will levy a service charge of Rs 15 per ticket for non-AC classes and Rs 30 for AC classes, including first class, according to the August 30 order issued by IRCTC.
The entire land parcel, whose existing land use is residential, can support five million sq ft of built up area
These trains will be the only ones on the rail network where on-board ticket checking will not be done by the railway staff, but by IRCTC personnel.
The issue was flagged on July 5 this year, but the Ministry reportedly did not respond to it
The first battalion of the commandos, called the Commandos for Railway Safety (CORAS), will be launched on August 14 in New Delhi
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and MoS Railway Suresh C Angadi will launch CORAS in New Delhi.
Pakistan's Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed had said in Islamabad that this would be the last Jodhpur-Karachi train
E-tickets, especially for the sleeper and air-conditioned coaches, will have a service charge of Rs 20 and Rs 40, respectively