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Passenger fails to detect wrong ticket, Railways still liable

A passenger's failure to check the requisite date of his train ticket during the booking does not absolve the Indian Railways from the liability of giving the wrong ticket and of rendering deficient s

15 killed as train rams into jeep at unmanned crossing

Fifteen people were killed and two others seriously injured when the Mathura-Kasganj Express rammed into a jeep at an unmanned railway crossing here this morning.

The accident took place at the unman

Trivedi's replacement Mukul Roy to be sworn on Tuesday


President Pratibha Patil will on Tuesday administer the oath of office as cabinet minister to Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy, who will take charge of Railway Ministry.

"The President will administe

Railwaymen threaten agitation against any rollback

Supporting the fare hike, five Railway employee unions on Saturday threatened to launch an agitation against any possible rollback.

In a letter to Prime Minister, they have sought his intervention t

Railway budget 2012-2013 highlights

* Outlay of Rs 60,100 crore during 2012-13, the highest ever.

* Railways will require Rs 14 lakh crore in the next 10 years for modernisation.

* Aim to bring down operating ratio from 90 per cent to

Indian Railways aims to cut operating ratio

Indian Railways aims to cut operating ratio, which is the money spent to earn every Rs 100, to 84.9 per cent in 2012-13 from 95 per cent in the current financial year, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi

Railways to set up firm to develop, maintain stations

The responsibility of developing and maintaining thousands of railway stations across the country will be entrusted to a new company under the public private partnership (PPP) route, Railway Minister

Rail Budget: Fares hiked after nine years

* Nominal increase in rail fares after 9 years; Fair up by 5 paise per kilo metre in sleeper class.

* For express trains, hike of 3 paise per kilometre.

* 10 to 20 paise hike in tickets fares.

Two more double-decker AC trains to be introduced

Two double-decker trains and a Shatabdi train are among 75 new express trains announced in the Rail Budget 2012-13.

Chennai-Bengaluru AC double-decker Express, Habibganj-Indore AC double-decker Expr

A/C rail travel between metros to get costlier by min Rs 140

Your rail travel by AC coaches from the national capital to Mumbai, Kolkata or Chennai, will become costlier by at least Rs140 with the Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi announcing a steep rise in passe

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