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Rail Budget presentation: As it happened  (26 February 08:15 pm) 

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled his first Budget on Thursday, did not increase passenger fare and put a lot of emphasis on cleanliness.

10 things that can make your travel easier  (26 February 07:15 pm) 
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in his maiden Rail Budget proposed a number of new services to provide more passenger amenities
Is Modi Express on schedule?  (26 February 04:15 pm) 
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's Budget had plenty of ideas on ways to improve the four Cs: cleanliness, capacity, comfort and even catering. But it missed out on one important C: capital

The speed of trains connecting major metro cities would be increased up to 200 kilometres per hour (kmph) on nine select railway corridors in a bid to reduce travel time

That means railways will reduce its expenditure, maximise revenues to save 11.5 paise per rupee it earns in the coming year. For the current year, the railways operating ratio is expected to be 91.8
Minister Suresh Prabhu began presenting his maiden budget for the Indian Railways in the Lok Sabha on Thursday

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled his first Budget on Thursday, did not increase passenger fare and put a lot of emphasis on cleanliness.

Budget impact: Sensex slips 200 points  (26 February 02:16 pm) 
The market extended losses in afternoon trade amid Railway Budget speech. The Sensex fell 209.75 points to 28798.24 and the Nifty declined 50.20 points to 8717.05.
According to SB Ghosh Dastidar, former member - traffic of the Railway Board, passenger services breakeven will help the Railways to increase internal resource mobilization
The Indian Railways' pricing challenge  (26 February 12:48 pm) 
Indian Railways' freight, passenger charges has consistently trailed behind inflation, but employee spending is rising exponentially
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will announce his first Rail Budget today amid huge expectations of major reforms. The chartered accountant turned politician may lay the roadmap for attracting private
359 railway projects remain to be completed which will now require as much as Rs 1,82,000 crore
Known for his performance as Power Minister in 2002, Mr Prabhu, 61, faces huge expectations today.
Besides an elaborate exercise of water conservation including setting up of water recycling plants will also be announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in his maiden budget address in the Lok
Govt says no reduction in train fares  (26 February 12:48 pm) 
Modi government rules out the possibility of reducing train fares in Rail Budget
Indian Railways must be empowered to function independently
5-point Budget wishlist  (26 February 12:48 pm) 
With Indian Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu set to unveil the Rail Budget 2015 on Thursday morning, industry chamber FICCI has made some suggestions
In a bizarre suggestion, a person has asked Railways to post 'well-educated and good-looking employees' at the Munabao railway station...
Ahead of the Rail Budget, CNN IBN is looking at some key concerns and challenges faced by rail passengers. How secure are our trains and stations? Security still remains a key concern at railway
With Railways reeling under a financial crunch, the number of new trains to be announced in the Rail Budget...
Sachin Bhanushali, CEO of Gateway Rail Freight, said Railways has been falling short of capacity and it is short of funds for creating this capacity. Mobilising more funds through FDI or
Umesh Chaudhury, managing director, Titagarh Wagons said there should be some direction on the launch of high-speed trains in the Railway Budget.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government unveils its first full budget Saturday under intense pressure to bring about promised reforms to grow India's economy after winning the biggest
What will Arun Jaitley do with 282?  (25 February 06:15 pm) 
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram warns the ministerial incumbent, Arun Jaitley, against the temptation of being hailed as a hero, when planning the Union Budget 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government unveils its first full budget Saturday under intense pressure to bring about promised reforms to grow India's economy after winning the biggest