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Railways want to break even, commuters' economics be damned

If the Indian Railways thinks it can get away with this sassy attitude, it is because it is, in a sense, a monopolist in the business of transporting people. The distances one has to cover, say......

Rosa Parks, power of resistance and the Delhi bus rape

The protests in India have focused mainly on the issue of rape. But these could as well extend to the arena of public transport because the girl's rape and death are directly related to the......

Partial success for opposition's Bharat Bandh brings you a combined update of the effect of Thursday's Bharat bandh, called by the National Democratic Alliance, Left parties and Samajwadi Party to protest against the latest hike in......

TEXT: President Patil's last address to Parliament

President Pratibha Patil on Monday addressed Parliament for the last time as President when she flagged off the Budget session. Here's the text of her speechHonourable Members I welcome you to this......

Mumbai MPs unite for local train commuters

The future of Mumbai's 7 million local train commuters lies in the hands of Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee.Commuters can expect better services if Mamata accepts the draft recommendations......

Confused about the Budget proposals? Please read this

Extends fiscal deficit reduction roadmap by one year to 2017-18 Raises services tax, to implement GST by April 2016 and cut corporation tax from 2016-17 to 25% by 2020 The Government has presented......

High-speed rail may not be a tough nut for govt

Rail ministry pinning hopes on foreign partner and private capital Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have ruled out privatisation of Indian Railways but the government may end up banking on private......

Bullet trains? Be prepared to pay steep fare

High tariff and large passenger volumes are required to justify investment in high-speed train projects as these are highly capital intensive in nature, the Economic Survey (ES) has said. Railways......

Navi Mumbai to get 180-km rail tracks at Rs 14,000-cr

Navi Mumbai is expected to get around 180 km of railway tracks in the near future with an estimated cost of Rs 14,000-crore (Rs 140-billion), according to the economic survey tabled in the State......

Entire text of finance minister's Budget Speech

Budget 2010-11 provided considerable relief to income tax payers by raising the slabs at two levels but hiked the central excise duty on non-petroleum products across the board from 8 to 10 per......
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Niti Aayog seeks financial plan from Rlys

MUMBAI: The Niti Aayog, whose approval is necessary for the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP)-III to move forward, has sought a financial plan... ...
Cost-sharing likely for rapid rail

he Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) proposed for the 125.65-km stretch between Thiruvananthapuram and Chengannur is likely to be the first project... ...
Oshiwara rly stn all set to miss March deadline

Oshiwara Railway station which is being constructed by the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) is all set to miss the March 2016 deadline. The... ...
Harbour line commuters suffer due to second mega-block

Commuters using Harbour line were inconvenienced for the second consecutive Sunday due to a mega-block taken between Nerul and Mankhurd cutting off... ...
Escalators at Mira Rd-Bhayandar platforms a distant dream, 2 yrs on

The comfort of using escalators seems to be distant dream for Mira-Bhayandar railway commuters-especially senior citizens, physically challenged... ...

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