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Rail Budget: Railways to double spend on track electrification

Tuesday 26 February '13

Rail minister Pawan Bansal could announce his thrust on electrification as part of his debut Rail Budget 2013 speech on Tuesday.
Rail budget could roll out more trains despite Kakodkar alert

Monday 25 February '13

Safety of rail passengers is a foremost priority for the railways than any other project,” Pawan Kumar Bansal said on the day he took over as rail minister.
Railway budget set to ditch populism for fiscal health

Saturday 23 February '13

For the general public, the railway budget is more about fare revisions, new trains and, of late, announcement about bullet trains, but for the man in charge, railway minister Pawan Bansal, the task i...
Diesel hike to pinch railways hard

Saturday 19 January '13

Indian Railways is all set to lose a major chunk of the R6,600-crore extra revenue it was expecting to earn from the recent passenger fare hike as a hefty Rs 10.80/litre increase in the high-speed die...
For high-speed rail infrastructure, Beijing plays its ‘low-cost’ card

Saturday 1 December '12

It’s not just the Japanese and the French—the Chinese, too, have evinced interest in India’s plan to develop high-speed rail infrastructure.


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