Full Coverage: 2011-12 Railway Budget
Railways set to enter 1 billion ton freight club of China, Russia and US.
- Banerjee announced 47 additional services on Thane-Vashi, Thane-Panvel, Borivali-Virar, Andheri-Virar, Bandra-Virar and Churchgate-Borivali sections.
- Once implemented, the system would help passengers get the precise location of their train on the move, Vyas said.
- The per capita income in Gujarat is higher than India's per capita in 2009-10, the report stated.
- Indian Railways was in the red during the first nine months of the current fiscal.
- The Rs 57,360-crore earmarked in the annual plan for 2011-12 is the highest ever investment made in a single year for Railways, which runs one of the largest networks in the world.
- Mamata Banerjee refuted charges that her budget was 'populist or West Bengal-oriented'.
- Indian Railways expects surplus of revenue over expenditure to rise by over 28 pct to over Rs 5,258 cr next fiscal.
- Indian Railways, the country's single largest employer, spends 42 per cent of its revenue on staff wages and allowances.
- To promote rail tourism, four special tourist trains called 'Janam Bhoomi Gaurav' will be launched.
- Fiftysix new express trains are proposed to be introduced this year.
- Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee's rail budget today received mixed response from India Inc.
- Jayalalithaa charged Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee with hijacking the Ministry.
- Opposition members tried to corner her when she was rattling off new trains.
- Here are the highlights of the 2011-12 Rail Budget presented by Mamata Banerjee.
- The entire focus is on West Bengal, and the rest of India has been totally neglected, says BJP.
- PM said no increase in freight rates and passenger fares in the Railway Budget would reduce inflation.
- With eye also on common man, Mamata leaves fares untouched – for the third successive year.