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railways has sanctioned projects worth rs 13,500 crore for north-east


by: pti | guwahati | published:march 3, 2017 8:37 pm the conference has been organised in partnership with indian construction equipment’s manufacturers’ association (icema). (photo for representational purpose)the railways has sanctioned projects worth rs 13,500 crore for the north east in this year’s budget, union minister of state for railways rajen gohain said on friday. “railway ministry has big plans for the north-east. several new projects amounting to about rs 13,500 crore have been sanctioned in this year’s budget including new lines, bridges and an elevated rail tract project from kamakhya to new guwahati at a cost of rs 3,062 crore”, gohain said on the second day of the infrastructure development conference conmac here.these steps would not only help to boost th...






union budget 2017: key announcements for railways


finance minister arun jaitley in the railway budget announced today allocated rs 55000 crore for the railways. major announcement made is the withdrawing of service charge on tickets booked on irctc. total of rs 1,31,000 crore to be spent on railways for the fiscal year.in the budget announced, railways will integrate end to end transport solutions for selected commodities through partnership and a new metro policy will be announced soon. finance minster said that, “by 2019 all coaches of indian railways will be fitted with bio-toilets and by providing lifts and escalators, 500 stations are to be made differently abled-friendly and 25 railway stations are expected to be awarded during 2017-2018.”by 2019 all coaches of indian railways will be fitted with bio-toilets: fm jaitley— ani (@ani_n






union budget 2017: key announcements for railways


finance minister arun jaitley in the railway budget announced today allocated rs 55000 crore for the railways. major announcement made is the withdrawing of service charge on tickets booked on irctc. total of rs 1,31,000 crore to be spent on railways for the fiscal year.in the budget announced, railways will integrate end to end transport solutions for selected commodities through partnership and a new metro policy will be announced soon. finance minster said that, “by 2019 all coaches of indian railways will be fitted with bio-toilets and by providing lifts and escalators, 500 stations are to be made differently abled-friendly and 25 railway stations are expected to be awarded during 2017-2018.”by 2019 all coaches of indian railways will be fitted with bio-toilets: fm jaitley— ani (@ani_n






railways in budget 2017 highlights: 12 pushes for indian railways in budget 2017


new delhi: for financial year 2017 , the total capital and development expenditure of railways has been pegged at rs. 1,31,000 crore. this includes rs. 55,000 crore provided by the government. budget 2017 proposes several measures to imporve services, infrastructure and amenities. below are 12 measures for the railways in budget 2017: 1. for p enger safety, a rashtriya rail sanraksha h will be created with a corpus of rs. 1 lakh crore over a period of five years. 2. unmanned level crossings on broad gauge lines will be eliminated by 2020. 3. in the next three years, the throughput is proposed to be enhanced by 10%. this will be done through moderni ion and upgradation of identified corridors. 4. railway lines of 3,500 kms will be commissioned in 2017 . during 2017 , at least 25 stations a






arun jaitley allots rs 2.74 lakh crore for defence


finance minister arun jaitley on february 1 presented the union budget 2017 and announced that the government has set rs 2.74 lakh crore as a budget for the defence. in the budget 2016, the government had allocated rs 2.58 lakh crore for the defence. jaitley added that this expenditure is excluding the pension.it must be noted that in terms of defence spendings, india ranks 4th in the world. the finance minister, however, did not give a detailed break up of the military spending in his speech. the budget for the defence was much-awaited after a number of jawans recently posted several videos online highlighting the problems they have to undergo at the border and the lack of facilities provided to them.railways got a specific mention in the budget 2017 with the government allocating rs 5500






minor hike for defence, gets about rs 15 lakh more than last year


finance minister arun jaitley on february 1 presented the union budget 2017 and announced that the government has set rs 2.74 lakh crore as a budget for the defence. in the budget 2016, the government had allocated rs 2.58 lakh crore for the defence. jaitley added that this expenditure is excluding the pension.it must be noted that in terms of defence spendings, india ranks 4th in the world. the finance minister, however, did not give a detailed break up of the military spending in his speech. the budget for the defence was much-awaited after a number of jawans recently posted several videos online highlighting the problems they have to undergo at the border and the lack of facilities provided to them.railways got a specific mention in the budget 2017 with the government allocating rs 5500






suresh prabhu to launch redevelopment of railway stations through video conferen


by: pti | kozhikode | published:february 7, 2017 2:03 pm union railways minister suresh prabhu. (pti file p o)railway minister suresh prabhu will launch the process of redevelopment of 23 railway stations, including kozhikode, in the first phase through video conferencing at delhi tomorrow, southern railways said.indian railways plans to modernise 400 railway stations throughout the country and kozhikode is the only railway station from kerala to figure in the list of 23 selected stations, a release from the pro, southern railways, said.the launch function will be telecast live at the office of the divisional railway manager, palakkad after which the drm will address the gathering along with other divisional officers, the release added.






will rail projects help bjp fly in eastern up?


varanasi: the last two phases of the election are likely to test the public appeal of major development works undertaken by the centre in railways in areas such as ghazipur, ballia, azamgarh and mau, which have remained largely ignored for new projects since independence. prime minister narendra modi’s decision to select ghazipur mp manoj sinha as union minister of state for railways has much to do with the special focus for the allotment of new development projects for eastern uttar pradesh. the new projects undertaken by railways are expected to connect the bjp with the farmers and poor people in this region. apart from expansion and beautification works for manduadih railway station to ease pressure on varanasi cantt railway station and introduction of escalator facilities at manduadi..






government department sitting on graft inquiries, railways on top: cvc


by: pti | new delhi | updated: march 10, 2017 5:43 pm central vigilance commission (cvc).inquiry into a large number of corruption cases has been pending with many government departments with the railways being at the top of the list. as many as 730 graft cases — including 350 involving its senior officers — are pending conclusion with the railways, 526 with bharat sanchar nigam limited (bsnl), 268 with indian overseas bank and 193 with the delhi government, the central vigilance commission (cvc) data showed. a total of 164 such cases are pending with state bank of india, 128 with bank of baroda and 82 with bank of maharashtra. at least 100 cases of disciplinary inquiries are pending with punjab national bank, 91 with syndicate bank, 71 with syndicate bank, 50 with union bank of i...






mamata banerjee calls budget ‘baseless’ and ‘misleading’


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 1, 2017 3:38 pm west bengal chief minister mamata banerjee (file p o)west bengal chief minister mamata banerjee wednesday described the union budget for 2017 as “baseless” and “actionless”. banerjee, whose party trinamool congress has boycotted the first two days of the budget session as a mark of protest against the centre’s demoneti ion drive, added the government did not disclose any figures regarding the note ban.watch video | budget 2017: 5 things you need to understandwatch  video | impact of budget 2017 on real estate sector“a controversial #budget2017 which is clueless, useless, baseless, missionless and actionless. heartless,” banerjee said on twitter soon after arun jaitley concluded his budget speech. “no roadmap for the coun






free wifi provided to 50 lakh people in 115 stations: suresh prabhu


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 10, 2017 5:31 pm new delhi: union railway minister suresh prabhu speaks in the rajya sabha on the second day of the second part of the budget session of parliament in new delhi on friday. pti photo / tv grabfree wifi services have been provided to 50 lakh passengers at 115 railway stations across the country and the railways propose to provide such facility in running trains too later, the rajya sabha was informed today. replying to a question during question hour, railway minister suresh prabhu said the execution of wifi facility at 400 railway stations has been entrusted to railtel corporation, a subsidiary of the railways, without any fund allocation by the government. “the number of passengers using the wifi services at all stations was appr...






railways adds two features on uts mobile ticketing app


by: pti | mumbai | published:february 2, 2017 8:01 pm railways has made its uts mobile ticketing application more p enger-friendly by adding two features on the android-based platform. (representational image)railways has made its uts mobile ticketing application more p enger-friendly by adding two features on the android-based platform. the centre for railway information systems (cris), the it arm of railways, has added two important features on the android-run application to make payments and printing of tickets easier for p engers, said an official on thursday.watch what else is in the newsfirstly, its wallet could now be recharged with private on-line payment players like paytm and mobikwik, an option which was not available earlier. till now, customers had to recharge the wallet thro






over 1.25 lakh out of 7.54 lakh safety-related posts vacant in railways


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 3, 2017 8:45 pm indian railways (representational image/file)about 16 per cent of the posts dedicated to ensuring safety are vacant in railways, which has seen more than 400 mishaps in the past four years, the rajya sabha was informed friday. there are 7.54 lakh safety-related posts in railways across 17 zones out of which 1.25 lakh are unoccupied, the ministry of railways said in a statement the upper house. it told the house that 455 rail mishaps have taken place since 2013, 95 of which occurred in 2016-2017.watch what else is in the newsfollowing inquiries into these accidents, the railways “removed/dismissed 118 officials” and 500 personnel were penalised in the past four years.a safety audit by an independent task force under the chairmanship






sc quashes engagement of 121 lawyers by railways


written by utkarsh anand | new delhi | published:march 2, 2017 12:49 am the supreme court. (file photo)the supreme court has affirmed an order quashing the engagement of 121 lawyers by the railways on its panel, and termed the department’s notification as “illegal”.a bench led by chief justice of india j s khehar dismissed the appeal moved by the railways in its bid to protect the empanelment of 121 lawyers to argue for the department in allahabad high court and the central administrative tribunal.“so you pick people from air… only 11 apply for a job and but you pick 110 others from air… and you already know these 110 are excellent people,” the bench on monday told additional solicitor-general maninder singh, who represented the railways in its appeal.the bench, also...






online rail tickets to get cheaper as govt announces s ping of service charge


finance minister arun jaitley on february presented the much-awaited union budget 2017 and erted that service charges on railway tickets booked online through irctc will be withdrawn. he added that online bookings have gone up from 58% to 68% since prime minister narendra modi announced the demoneti ion drive.the finance minister erted that the rail safety fund with corpus of rs 100,000 crore will be created over a period of 5 years adding that a new metro rail policy will be announced which will open up new jobs for the youth.while presenting the budget, the finance minister affirmed that at least 25 stations are expected to be awarded during 2017 . additionally, 500 stations are to be made differently abled-friendly by providing lifts & escalators.you may also likeby 2019, all coache






what jaitley didn't tell you in his budget speech about the state of indian rail


by derek o'briencalls for the incorporation of the railway budget into the general budget have been made over the years. however, this demotion from a full-fledged speech to a few paragraphs in the finance minister's speech has not been without pitfalls. this year it has allowed the government to obfuscate and hide many deficiencies of indian railways. for instance, freight earnings in 2016-17 are lower than in 2015-16. this is the first time freight earnings have fallen since 1978-79. it is a telling statistic about the state of the railways and the overall economy. the finance minister has also masked a shift in the manner in which railway projects are financed. for 70 years, capital expenditure for the railways has been borne by the union government. now, indian railways has set up 70 p






tmc to form unions in railways, bank and insurance sectors


by: pti | kolkata | published:march 5, 2017 5:35 pmthe trinamool congress (tmc) is all set to form employees’ unions in the railway, banks and insurance companies in a bid to tap the huge workforce base in these sectors.“on the directions of tmc supremo mamata banerjee (west bengal chief minister), we have decided to form employees’ union in the indian railways that has 18 lakh staff. each of the railway zones will have a unit of the union,” tmc all-india vice president mukul roy said.watch what else is making news“the national outfit will be called indian railway trinamool men’s federation,” roy said.“the unit for the eastern railway, will be called eastern railway trinamool men’s congress; for south eastern railway, it will be south eastern railway trinamool men’...






indian railways get new catering policy. here's all you need to know


after receiving numerous complaints against food quality, the indian railways ministry has rolled out new catering policy which envisages fulfilling aspirations of public regarding healthy and hygienic food. this new catering policy will replace the seven-year-old one, giving the railways an onboard catering responsibility for a majority of trains including rajdhani, shatabdi and humsafar express.this new catering policy further empowers the irctc to fix menu and tariff in consultation with railway board. this announcement was made by railway minister suresh prabhu while flagging off two new trains—the humsafar express and the antyodaya express.here are the key features:you may also likethe responsibility of onboard catering goes back to the irctc, a railways psu, for the majority of tra..






just before union budget 2017 sen , nifty in positive range


as union finance minister arun jaitley is all set to presents the union budget 2017, the 30-scrip sensitive index (sen ) on wednesday opened on a positive note.






union budget 2017: govt bans cash transactions above 3 lakhs


in the union budget 2017 speech, the finance minister arun jaitley announced that the cash transactions above 3 lakh rupees will not be allowed. government announced this measures to curb corruption and black money in the economy.jaitley also said that india is mainly a tax non-compliant economy and it puts pressure on tax payers.“nayi duniya hai, naya daur hai, nayi hai umang, kuchh thay pehle ke tareeke, to kuchh hai aaj ke rang dhang. roshni aake andheron se jo takraai hai, kaale dhan ko bhi badalna pada aaj apna rang, arun jaitley added.”you may also likeearlier while cracking down on funding of political parties, the finance minister arun jaitley erted that the maximum donation that a party can accept as a cash donation is rs 2000. he added that political parties will be entitled to r






niti aayog nudges railways to bring all districts under its network


new delhi: government think-tank niti aayog wants the railways to prepare a plan similar to pradhan mantri gramin sadak yojana (pmgsy) and national highways development programme (nhdp) to link districts which are not on rail map. "we need schemes like nhdp, pmgsy in railways also. even today, some parts of north east and odisha are not connected by rail network," a senior government official said. "niti aayog will be suggesting to railways to come up with a project report on the lines of pmgsy and nhdp. we would like to make this a national priority. all the districts of india should be on railway map," he added. the official said that the niti aayog is in favour of segregating the tasks of laying railway tracks and connecting districts which are not on the rail map as an entirely differ






fm arun jaitley presents union budget 2017 despite congress protests


as union budget 2017 is tabled by the finance minister arun jaitley, congress leader mallikarjur kharge lashed out at the govt and made remarks on the death of former union minister and indian union muslim league leader e. ahamed.kharge said, “i think govt already knew that he had p ed away, but they were trying to maybe delay announcement.”he also added, “its not march 31, there is a lot of time to present budget. govt can postpone it. in our opinion, including jdu leaders and former pm deve gowda, the budget should be postponed.”you may also likethe former union minister and indian union muslim league leader e. ahamed died of heart attack on 1st february, 2017.






rail minister suresh prabhu: budget is growth oriented, adheres to fiscal pruden


new delhi: terming as unprecedented the provision of rs 1.31 lakh crore for railways' capital expenditure, railway minister suresh prabhu today said the budget is growth oriented. a new era has begun by not only adhering to fiscal prudence but also bringing social equity at the same time, prabhu said after the presentation of the general budget by finance minister arun jaitley. there was no separate rail budget this time as it was merged with the general budget under the government's agenda for reforms. describing the budget as growth oriented, prabhu said, "the growth will happen because of huge investments that is happening. for example in railways, the provision for rs 1.31 lakh cr for capital expenditure is unprecedented in railway history." the capital expenditure was pegged at rs 1.






rs one lakh crore for railway safety fund: arun jaitley


new delhi: with railways plagued by repeated derailments, government today proposed setting up of a special safety fund of rs 1 lakh crore that will cover upgradation of tracks and signalling besides elimination of unmanned level crossings. the railway budget, merged with general budget 2017 , also provides for commissioning of new railway lines of 3,500 km will against 2,800 kms in 2016-17. finance minister arun jaitley announced the plan size for the next fiscal for the railways at rs 1,31,000 crore as against rs 1.21 lakh crore last year. he proposed creation of 'rashtriya rail sanraksha h' (national rail safety fund) with a corpus of rs 1 lakh crore. emphasising on safety, the budget proposed elimination of all unmanned level crossings on the broad gauge network by 2020. addressing co






railway budget: with token funds, work may begin on elevated, suburban corridors


written by neha kulkarni | mumbai | updated: february 4, 2017 5:22 am suburban trains on the western railway have been affected due to a technical problem on dadar station public crowd at bandra station on monday. express p o by ganesh tendulkara token amount of rs 10 lakh has been allocated for each of the three ambitious projects of the mumbai suburban network in this year’s budget. the projects are estimated to cost rs 30,000 crore. sources said the rs 10 lakh earmarked for the projects have brought them one step closer to receiving the union rail ministry’s sanction, and initial phases of the projects can be commenced. the projects are the virar-vasai-panvel suburban corridor and the elevated corridors.a senior railway said that the allocation in the pink book released on friday was






monsoon: need2know: fdi, monsoon and other macro triggers that market would watc


as part of an action plan termed mini budget, the railways on thursday announced turning 25 stations into 100% digital stations. the railways plans to offer discounted long-term freight contracts, outsource hill rail ops and revamp sheds in 2017-18 among other steps. here's a look at six macro triggers that are likely to sway the market easier norms for foreign investors in defence, telecom:india is set to make further changes in its overseas investment regime, scrapping the need for approvals in sectors where licences are also required, such as defence, telecom and broadcasting, eliminating one layer completely from the process. "clearance for fdi (foreign direct investment) separately after securing a licence adds another layer of approval from same authorities," said a senior governm...






railway fares: cag for revising railway passenger fares to recover cost


delhi: the comptroller and auditor general (cag) has asked the railways to revise passenger fares and curtail concessional passes to recover its operating cost in a phased manner. "the railways needs to revisit the passenger and other coaching tariffs so as to recover the cost of operations in a phased manner of suburban train services and on account of liability of concessional passes to various classes of passengers need to be curtailed," the cag said in its latest report submitted in parliament today. the cag has also advocated the railways to improve productivity which has been deteriorating over the years and urged the national transporter to initiate effective measures to keep stringent check on misclassifications in accounting. between 2010-11 and 2014-15, 560 cases of misclassifi..






ask questions to finance minister using #myquestiontofm


finance minister arun jaitley will be answering the questions by the twitterati regarding the union budget for the year 2017 – 2018 after he presents it in the lok sabha. the finance minister took to twitter to share the message that he would be taking the questions from the twitter users directly via hashtag  #myquestiontofm.in a video message that he shared from the twitter handle of the union finance ministry jaitley said, “i shall be presenting the union budget for 2017 tomorrow. i shall be happy to respond to your questions which you can send directly to me.”the nation is riding high on anticipation before the arun jaitley presents the budget in the parliament today. the analysts believe that the government is likely to go soft in introducing drastic changes in the existing system in






india seeks uae investment in its rail network


india’s minister of railways says that he will be seeking ‘several tens of billions of dollars’ from uae sovereign wealth fundshis highness shaikh mohammad bin rashid al maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the uae and ruler of dubai, indian railways minister sureshprabhu, gcc secretary-general abdul latif al zayani, abdullah mohammad al nuaimi, minister of infrastructure development.dubai: india will invest $140 billion in its rail network over the next five years, according to the indian minister of railways suresh prabhu, speaking in an interview with local media outlets.the minister also revealed that his office has been in talks with uae-based sovereign wealth funds this week, around the middle east rail event that began on tuesday.“we have requested that the governme...






niti aayog counters akhilesh yadav with budget allocation data


new delhi: rebuffing comments by the uttar pradesh chief minister that the union budget was disappointing for the pollbound state, niti aayog has put together data to show how up has benefited from budgetary allocations. according to finance commission’s recommendations, transfers as a percentage to non-plan budget have increased from 42% in fy2015 to 54% in fy2017, the centre’s think-tank has pointed out while blaming the akhilesh yadav-led state government for lack of proactive action to avail all the funds offered under different schemes. niti aayog has listed the amount available for up under different schemes and their utili ion, showing poor drawdown in many cases. it also said projects worth more than rs 1.6 lakh crore are in the pipeline or have been completed in up in the past tw






budget session of parliament to resume today


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:march 9, 2017 9:19 am the first part of the session, which started on january 31, had concluded on february 9 following presentation of the union budget. (file photo)following a month-long break, the second part of the budget session of parliament will begin on thursday.the first part of the session, which started on january 31, had concluded on february 9 following presentation of the union budget. a passage of motion of thanks to president’s address to the joint sitting of both the houses was also presented on conclusion of the first part of the budget session.during the first part, the specified bank notes (cessation of liabilities) act, 2017, was passed by parliament, which aimed at eliminating the possibility of a parallel economy...






railways starts ro-ro service to carry trucks, unclog delhi roads


new delhi: railways today launched roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) service from gurugram to carry loaded trucks on wagons to decongest roads in the national capital region. about 30 loaded trucks were transported on the flat wagons from garhi harsuru station in gurugram for muradnagar in uttar pradesh. "the ro-ro is a boon for delhi as it would have a direct impact on its air ambient quality and the capital would breathe clean air," railway minister suresh prabhu said after launching the service here. ro-ro service aims to reduce carbon emission and congestion on the roads of the national capital region (ncr) as about 66,000 diesel-guzzling trucks pass through delhi and its adjoining areas in a day. according to railways, there are about 20,000 trucks which are not meant for the ncr, but enter ..






railways translocates tipu sultan’s armoury building for laying track


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 9, 2017 1:34 amthe railways has successfully translocated tipu sultan’s armoury building, a heritage property, to a nearby location for laying track near mysore, a first such exercise in the country. constructed during tipu sultan’s era (1782-1799) to store ammunition, the armoury building was located right in the way of proposed alignment of double track between bengaluru and mysore.watch what else is making news:“we shifted the entire heritage building in a pyramid shape to 40 metres away from its location safely without causing any damage to the protected property,” said a senior railway ministry official. railways carried out the massive exercise of translocating an entire monument at srirangapatanam to a nearby rail land with the help...






railways starts ro-ro service to carry trucks, unclog delhi roads, auto news, et


new delhi: railways today launched roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) service from gurugram to carry loaded trucks on wagons to decongest roads in the national capital region.about 30 loaded trucks were transported on the flat wagons from garhi harsuru station in gurugram for muradnagar in uttar pradesh."the ro-ro is a boon for delhi as it would have a direct impact on its air ambient quality and the capital would breathe clean air," railway minister suresh prabhu said after launching the service here.ro-ro service aims to reduce carbon emission and congestion on the roads of the national capital region (ncr) as about 66,000 diesel-guzzling trucks pass through delhi and its adjoining areas in a day.according to railways, there are about 20,000 trucks which are not meant for the ncr, but enter the ..






railways unveils swanky coaches for unreserved categories


new delhi: indian railways has unveiled a swanky category of unreserved coaches for its soon be launched antyodaya express trains. these coaches are fully unreserved lhb second class coaches with additional safety features for passenger convenience and comfort, these coaches have cushioned luggage racks which can serve as seats, additional hand holds in doorway area, potable drinking water dispenser, mobile charging points, fire extinguisher with anti-theft lock, pleasing interior colour scheme, toilet occupation indication display board and led lights. the coaches were unveiled on wednesday by rail minister suresh prabhu at delhi’s safdarjang station. “the introduction of antyodaya express trains would be a major step in the endeavour of indian railways to provide better amenities and...






kerala 2017-18 budget highlights in numbers


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:march 3, 2017 6:45 pm thomas issac, kerala finance minister presented the 2017-18 budget today. (file photo)kerala finance minister thomas isaac presented the state budget for fiscal year 2017-18 on friday. from promises of providing internet connection to 20 lakh households to assurance of security for women, there were a lot of announcements in isaac’s budget. the presentation also had a fair bit of drama as opposition congress members boycotted the session alleging that the budget was leaked on social media.here are the numbers and highlights of the budget:* rs 25000 crore was set apart for infrastructure development in the state.* rs 174 crore for electrification of all houses in the state.* rs 2600 crore for upliftment of sc and 750 ...






union budget: with rs 7,000 crore, up gets highest budget grant for rail project


new delhi: the first budget speech after the merger of the rail budget may not have contained any announcements relating to up, but the poll-bound state is major gainer with the highest allocation of rs 7,110 crore for railway projects such as laying of new tracks, doubling, electrification and other works related to enhancing p enger amenities. the politically crucial state is on the priority list of the bjp government as even in 2016-17, up bagged a significant number of projects, worth around rs 4,950 crore. the average allocation for the state, which gave 72 mps to nda out of total 80 parliamentary seats during the 2014 lok sabha polls, went up to rs 3,405 crore between 2014-15 to 2016-17. the average plan allocation during upa-ii regime (2009-10 to 2013-14) was rs 1,109.3 crore. "it






pm modi congratulates fm arun jaitley on presenting 'uttam' budget


soon after finance minister arun jaitley presented the union budget 2017, prime minister narendra modi on february 1 congratulated the fm for presenting a “uttam” budget.here’s what he had to say:the fm has presented an ‘uttam’ budget, devoted to strengthening the hands of the poorthe merger of the railway budget with the general budget will give an impetus to the transport sector’s growththe aim of the government is to double the income of farmersthis budget is yet again devoted to the well-being of the villages, farmers and the poorspecial emphasis has been given on women empowerment in the budgetthe housing sector stands to gain immensely from the budgetthe commitment to eliminate corruption and black money is reflected in the budgetthis budget will help small businesses to become compe






indian railways inks pact with italian companies for improving safety standards


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 2, 2017 9:01 pm the tie-up between the indian and italian railwys will also enable co-operation on certification of technologies based on sil 4 (safety integrity level 4) and staff safety training. (file)in the wake of multiple cases of derailments, indian railways has inked a pact with italian railways for improving the safety level of the indian carrier through a review of the infrastructure and transport mana ent system. the pact was signed by renato mazzoncini, ceo and managing director of ferrovie dello stato italiane (italian railways) and a k mittal, chairman of indian railways.watch what else is making news“the memorandum of understanding that ferrovie dello stato italiane signed with indian railways represents the beginning of a close coop






syed mushtaq ali trophy: up collapse, suffer 90-run defeat against railways


by: pti | jaipur | published:february 2, 2017 11:09 pmrailways bowlers wreaked havoc to bundle out uttar pradesh for 58 and post a comprehensive 90-run win in a central zone leg match of the syed mushtaq ali trophy t20 cricket tournament in jaipur on thursday.electing to bat, railways scored 148 for eight in their allotted 20 overs and then bowled out up in just 13.3 overs, riding on their collective bowling effort.up began their run chase on a poor note. in the first nine balls only, railways seamers amit mishra (2/10) and anureet singh (1/04) had reduced them to 0 for three.later manjeet singh (2/12), karn sharma (2/14), ashish singh (2/08) and avinash yadav (1/10) capitalised on the early a ntage and never let the up batamen settle down.sarfaraz khan (18) and rinku singh (16) were the