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Railways to Partner with State Govts to Operate Tourist Circuit Trains

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Minister of Railways 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 Governments for operating tourist circuit trains and explore the possibility of a revenue sharing model. Indian Railways have recently upgraded our National Rail Museum. Promotion ...

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24×7 Helpline Number 138 to Do More, Promises Miniser

You dial 138 and hardly it helps you to redress the grievance about the Indian Railways but Minister Suresh Prabhu has promised to make the all-India helpline number more functional. It will now attend to the problems of passengers on a real time basis, the minister said. Presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament today, he said, passengers will be ...

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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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Railways to digitize mapping, tap advertising potential

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that encroachment on the Railway Land is a serious issue and to counter this, digitized mapping of land records has been initiated and responsibility will be fixed on officials for any encroachments. Presenting Railway Budget for 2015-16 in Parliament today he dwelt upon the resource mobilization by Railways. He informed the members ...

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Railway Budget Reactions at a Glance from Modi to Bansal

Former Congress government’s railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said the budget presented by Suresh Prabhu was nothing new and repetition of previous budgets presented by him. “It’s repetitive…,” he said pointing out the IT provisions being talked about now that were actually introduced by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi a long time ago. “It would have been good had he ...

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Rail Budget at a Glance

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced several passenger facilities in his maiden budget including user-friendly ladders to mount upper berths to increasing lower-berth quota for senior citizens. Here are some amenities at a glance: ** Unreserved ticket purchase made simpler through smart phones, debit cards ** Introduction of ‘Operation Five Minutes’ to ensure that a passenger travelling unreserved can purchase ...

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Suresh Prabhu Presents Railway Budget 2015 Without Fare Rise

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has presented his maiden budget for the Indian Railways in the Lok Sabha on Thursday at 12:10 PM and spared the middle class from any fare hike for the first time, brining relief to many passengers. Without tinkering with passenger fares, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways in the Lok Sabha, promising ...

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Bangalore Bound Train Derails at Hosur, 2 Killed, Helpline Numbers Set Up

Helpline Numbers: Trivandrum – 0471-2321205/2321237, Ernakulam Junction – 0484-2100317/0813699773, Ernakulam town – 0484-2398200. —————– Two passengers were killed and manu injured when the Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express derailed near Hosur this morning at 7:45 am. Hosur is the border town of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and was entering Bangalore when a boulder on the track derailed the train’s four bogies. “As per ...

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Urges for R&D in Science, Harsh Vardhan Defends Paper on Ancient Aeroplanes

The 102nd Indian Science Congress session concluded on Wednesday with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu urging the scientist community to invest heavily in research and development. Addressing the concluding session of the ISC 2015 in Mumbai, Suresh Prabhu focused more on attracting investments in science research but simultaneously warned against the misuse of the research for anti-social activities. “Science needs to ...

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Modi’s New Cabinet: Winners and Losers with Portfolios

The expansion of new Union Cabinet witnessed the gains as well as loss of the newly inducted ministers, who shook hands with Modi cabinet on Sunday. The 44 member cabinet team has gone up to 66 member team, of which 26 are of cabinet rank, 13 Ministers of State with independent charge and 26 ministers of state. While 21 new ...

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Cabinet Reshuffle: Was it Required at All?

Though the cabinet reshuffle is often the Prime Minister’s prerogative, the way 21 new ministers were inducted and some old gurads were shunted out of plum ministries shows that some extraneous factor have really influenced the whole expansion drama on Sunday. Giving in to pressure from allies was another angle of the reshuffle but pleasing too many claimants within the ...

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