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Yesterday (20:52)  President clears change in rules for rail budget merger (www.thehindu.com)
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The Govt. will present the Union budget 2017-18 on February 1
President Pranab Mukherjee has approved changes in government rules to allow merger of rail budget with the central budget.
The Department of Economic Affairs has been entrusted with the work relating to preparation of central budget, including rail budget, as per a recent order issued by the Cabinet Secretariat.
The President has given
the nod to amend the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 in this regard and the department will now prepare both the budgets.
The Union Cabinet had in September last year approved certain landmark budgetary reforms relating to the merger of railway budget with the general budget from 2017-18 onwards.
The presentation of separate railway budget started in 1924, and has continued after Independence as a convention rather than under Constitutional provisions.
The Cabinet had also given the nod for advancement of the date of budget presentation from the last day of February.PTI
Yesterday (16:35)  रेलवे ने बजट में मांगे 50 हजार करोड़ (epaper.jagran.com)
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Posted by: shuk RAILWAY is my first crush  119 news posts
ई दिल्ली, प्रेट्र : रेलवे मंत्रलय ने बजट में 50 हजार करोड़ रुपये की वित्तीय सहायता की मांग की है। हालांकि वित्त मंत्रलय सिर्फ 40000-45000 करोड़ रुपये का प्रावधान कर सकता है। यह संकेत एक वरिष्ठ सरकारी अधिकारी ने दिया है। अधिकारी के अनुसार रेलवे ने 50 हजार करोड़ रुपये की बजटीय सहायता मांगी है। जबकि रेलवे में 30 हजार करोड़ रुपये से ज्यादा निवेश की गुंजाइश नहीं है। वित्त मंत्रलय ने 45 हजार करोड़ रुपये तक दे सकता है। वर्ष 2015-16 के बजट में रेलवे को 40,000 करोड़ रुपये आवंटित किये गये थे। जबकि चालू वित्त वर्ष के लिए 28 हजार करोड़ रुपये दिये गये थे।
Jan 18 2017 (21:23)  Budget on Feb 1, no announcements for poll bound States (www.thehindu.com)
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Sweeping aside objections raised by opposition parties, the government will present the Union Budget 2017-18 on February 1 but will refrain from making any announcements pertaining to poll-bound States.
The government has before the Election Commission vehemently defended its move to advance Budget presentation by a month saying it had made clear its intention on this way back in September 2016 so as to help begin the investment cycle right from the first day of the new fiscal, April 1.
“Budget presentation on February 1 is a done deal, we will not make
any specific announcement for poll-bound States,” a top source said.
Opposition parties including Congress and TMC had approached the Election Commission against presentation of the Budget just hours before the first of the five states goes to poll on February 4.
But the government stoutly defended the move.
The source said that in view of the model code of conduct, the budget will not make any announces related to poll-bound States of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.
According to the scheme drawn, the first part of the Budget Session of Parliament will start on January 31 with President Pranab Mukherjee’s address and tabling of the Economic Survey, which sets the scene for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s fourth annual budget.
The Budget will be presented the next day.
The Cabinet had in September last year decided to scrap nearly century-long practice of having a separate railway budget and instead merged it with the general budget.
It had also decided to scrap a distinction between plan and non-plan expenditures.

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Jan 18 2017 (16:34)  Lead-up to Budget 2017: Flush with funds, Indian Railways fails spending test (www.financialexpress.com)
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With an aim to spur spending and boost economy, the Narendra Modi government had decided to scrap a separate budget for railways and merge it with general budget ending a nearly century-long practice. Now it is up to the railways to tap this opportunity to boost its revenue and infrastructure. But with Budget 2017 barely days away, shocking details have emerged. Despite assured funding, Indian Railways could spend only around 50 per cent of the assured funds allocated under various major plan heads by December 2016, according to The Indian Express show.
The total expenditure incurred in the 24 main plan heads that signify actual asset creation in Railways during a particular year, the expenditure, so far, is just about Rs 600
crore more than last year’s figures. Moreover, its pro-activeness in taking loan from the LIC of India to fund high-returns works is not matched by the rate at which it is actually able to utilise the borrowed money as only 24 per cent of Extra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing)- or about Rs 5,000 crore out of the budgeted Rs 20,985 crore has been spent so far, signifying a lack of appetite for the borrowed funds.
By December, the total capex in major plan heads has been Rs 50,823 crore, excluding the expenditure on account of partnership entities. This is almost as good as the figures achieved last year, which means despite an increased budget to spend, the transporter’s ability to spend remains more or less the same. For next financial year, Railways has got Rs 48,000 as Gross Budgetary Support. It’s pace of spending money under capital fund, so far, has been just about 58 per cent or around Rs 19,334 crore.
In doubling of lines, funded majorly by borrowed (assured) money, and which does not involve acquiring of land since almost all doubling works happen on land owned by Railways, the utilisation of money is a dismal Rs 4,547 crore or around 20 per cent of the allocated Rs 25,000 crore, records show. The target of capex being Rs 1.17 lakh crore, around Rs 23,000 crore more than last year’s actual capital expenditure achieved, will eventually include around Rs 18,000 crore worth of works done by partnership ventures.
In matters of safety, the funds related to works on level crossings and such infrastructure saw utilisation of between 51 and 57 per cent by December. An extra Rs 10,780 crore that Railways got last year after much bargaining and haggling with the finance ministry as safety fund, has also seen sub-optimal utilisation at around Rs 5,809 crore or around 53 per cent, the report said.
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has insisted that the Budget targets be met no matter what, according to the report. The report said delay in finalisation of high-value tenders across Indian Railways is one of the reasons behind the slothness.
Two years ago, Prabhu had announced in Budget that Railways would eventually go the way of awarding Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contracts. As is the global norm, these contacts are given in large value works wherein one big player does everything from producing the detailed engineering design of the project, procurement of materials and the actual construction. The nature of execution and management in EPC contracts is believed to produce results faster with less hassle in terms of overseeing of work.
Two years ago, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) wrote a letter to Prabhu expressing concern on the delay in spending money and getting works done. In fact, the finance ministry had also slashed its Gross Budgetary Support citing same reason.
Jan 18 2017 (11:56)  பாலக்காடு–திருச்செந்தூர் ரெயிலில் பெட்டிகளின் எண்ணிக்கை குறைப்பு (www.dailythanthi.com)
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Jan 18 2017 (11:56)
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பாலக்காட்டில் இருந்து பழனி வழியாக திருச்செந்தூருக்கு தினசரி பாசஞ்சர் ரெயில் இயக்கப்படுகிறது. பாலக்காட்டில் அதிகாலை 4 மணிக்கு புறப்படும் ரெயில் பழனி, திண்டுக்கல், மதுரை வழியாக சென்று மாலை 4 மணிக்கு திருச்செந்தூரை அடைகிறது. இதே போல் மறு மார்க்கத்தில் காலை 11 மணிக்கு திருச்செந்தூரில் இருந்து புறப்படும் ரெயில் இரவு 11 மணிக்கு பாலக்காட்டை சென்றடைகிறது. இந்த இரு ரெயில்களிலும் மொத்தம் 13 பெட்டிகள் இணைக்கப்பட்டிருந்தன.
திருவிழா காலங்களில் இந்த ரெயில்களில் கூட்டம் அலைமோதும். பயணிகளுக்கு நிற்கக்கூட சரியாக இடம் கிடைக்காமல் இருப்பதாகவும், கூடுதல் பெட்டிகள் இணைக்க வேண்டும் என்றும் சமூக ஆர்வலர்கள் ஏற்கனவே ரெயில்வே நிர்வாகத்திடம் கோரிக்கை விடுத்து வந்தனர். இந்த நிலையில் தற்போது அந்த ரெயில்களில் 2 பெட்டிகளை ரெயில்வே நிர்வாகத்தினர் குறைத்துள்ளனர். தைப்பூச திருவிழாவையொட்டி பழனிக்கு பக்தர்கள் வருகை அதிகரித்துள்ள நிலையில் ரெயில்வே நிர்வாகத்தின்
இந்த நடவடிக்கை பக்தர்களை மிகவும் அவதிக்குள்ளாக்கும் விதமாக உள்ளதாக பொதுமக்கள் புகார் தெரிவிக்கின்றனர். எனவே தற்போது குறைக்கப்பட்டுள்ள 2 பெட்டிகளை மீண்டும் இணைப்பதோடு மேலும் 2 பெட்டிகளை இணைக்க வேண்டும் என்று பொதுமக்கள் கோரிக்கை விடுத்துள்ளனர்.
Jan 16 2017 (19:41)  संघर्ष समिति ने फारबिसगंज से नरपतगंज तक निकाली पदयात्र, (epaper.livehindustan.com)
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Jan 16 2017 (19:41)
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फारबिसगंज-सहरसा-निर्मली रेल खंड आमान परिवर्त्तन मे हो रही देरी के खिलाफ जनांदोलन के तहत रविवार को नागरिक संघर्ष समिति ने पद यात्र कर जन समर्थन जुटाया। इस दौरान पूरा शहर संघर्ष के नारों से गुंजता रहा और जगह जगह लोगो ने पदयात्र को समर्थन देकर भव्य स्वागत भी किया। पदयात्र स्टेशन से निकलकर सदर रोड होत हुए सुभाष चौक के रास्ते जुम्मन चौक होकर सीधे नरपतगंज की ओर चली गयी। पदयात्र में शामिल लेाग झंडा व बैनर से लैस थे और हमारा संघर्ष-जिंदाबाद, इनकलाब लाव-जिंदावाद, रेल मंत्री कर दो काम नही तो भुगतना होगा अंजाम जैसे गगनभेदी नारे लगा रहे थे। पदयात्र का नेत्त्व संघर्ष समिति के अध्यक्ष शाहजहां शाद कर रहे थे जबकि पदयात्र में पूर्व सांसद सुकदेव पासवान, अधिवक्ता विनय कुमार ठाकुर, नप के पूर्व मुख्यपार्षद बीणा देवी, सुनीता जैन,जय प्रकाश अग्रवाल, रेणु वर्मा, पूनम पांडिया, कैलाश चौधरी, मांगी लाल गोलछा, अबुल हसन, मुमताज अंसारी, रमेश सिंह, ज्ञानेन्द्र ज्ञान,...
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Looks like currently rly currently planning to complete Saharsa-Tharbitia part of this section. guess this should happen by sometime next year and hopefully Kosi bridge should also open by next year. But looks like Tharbitia- FBG not yet in picture. also not sure if Y link being planned at Tharbita. without Y link Kosi bridge route via SHC will also be very slow. Lets see
Jan 12 2017 (09:13)  Only 5 MPs from State attend pre-budget meeting of SWR (www.thehindu.com)
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Railway pressure groups feel let down by the ‘indifference’ of people’s representatives
South Western Railway (SWR) officials, who had for the first time decided to hear members of Parliament from the jurisdiction in the run-up to the budget, were surprised when only five of the 40 MPs from Karnataka attended the meeting in Hubballi on Tuesday.
The SWR had organised the meeting to listen to the views of the people’s representatives instead of preparing the demand list for the budget on its own. Those who made it to the meeting were P.C. Gaddigoudar
(Bagalkot), Suresh Angadi (Belagavi), Shivakumar Udasi (Haveri), B. Sriramulu (Ballari), and Pratap Simha (Mysuru).
Only 12 MPs who could not attend the meeting had sent out their demands, said chief public relations officer, SWR, E. Vijaya.
Joshi on official tour
Even the MP for Dharwad, Pralhad Joshi, did not attend the meeting. He reportedly had an official tour as the chairman of the Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas. He had requested for a change in the date, sources said. While none from Bengaluru attended the meeting, Bengaluru Central MP P.C. Mohan told The Hindu that he met divisional railway manager, Bengaluru division, Sanjiv Agarwal on Monday and submitted a detailed list of demands for Bengaluru region.
The SWR had invited 48 MPs, including those from Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu where its network exists. Karnataka has 40 MPs — 28 in the Lok Sabha and 12 in the Rajya Sabha.
Ms. Vijaya said while the Railways was capable of planning operational requirements, MPs would help it plan projects in the background of socio-economic development of the region. SWR general manager A.K. Gupta said the zone had earlier listened to the members of the Zonal Rail Users Consultative Committee on the issue.
MPs’ reluctance to attend the meeting has not gone down well with the pressure groups working towards enhancing railway facility in the State. Sanjeev V. Dyamannavar of Praja.org said all MPs could have acted as a group to bring pressure on the Railways for speedy implementation of various ongoing works and enhance connectivity. Karnataka government is into cost sharing of all new railway projects and the MPs had the right to ask the Railways to expedite the projects, he said.
Declining to comment on the absence of his peers, Mr. Simha told The Hindu it was his duty to attend the meeting as people had chosen him for the purpose. He said he presented a detailed list of demands for Mysuru–Kodagu region.

Jan 12 2017 (15:08)
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Bus walon ka saathi bante rehte ho, ab to kum-se-kum bus karo,
Forget the bus lobby and Train your guns in favour of the trains!
Jan 11 2017 (15:48)  रेल किरायों में हो सकती है बढ़ौतरी! (www.punjabkesari.in)
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Jan 11 2017 (15:48)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by OM SAI RAM~/1462045

Posted by: OM SAI RAM~  33 news posts
नई दिल्लीः रेल से सफर करने वाले यात्रियों को अब ज्यादा पैसे खर्च करने पड़ सकते हैं। रेल किराए में बढ़ौतरी हो सकती है। एक अंग्रेजी अखबार की खबर के मताबिक इस साल जून तक सरकार रेल विकास प्राधिकरण के नाम से एक स्वतंत्र रेलवे नियामक का गठन कर सकती है।
यह नियामक यात्री भाड़े और माल भाड़े में बदलाव करने संबंधी सुझाव देगी। ये सुझाव रेलवे के डायरेक्ट और इनडायरेक्ट ख़र्चे जैसे कि पेंशन, कर्ज़ और बाज़ार की और ताक़तों के आधार पर दिए जाएंगे। रिपोर्ट के अनुसार फ़िलहाल रेल राजस्व का 67 फ़ीसदी हिस्सा माल भाड़े से आता है जबकि केवल 27 फ़ीसदी आय यात्री भाड़े से होती है। रेलवे माल भाड़े से कमाए अपने लाभ से यात्री भाड़े में
सबसिडी देता है।
अख़बार के अनुसार एक अधिकारी का कहना है कि सरकार लंबे वक्त से रेल किराये तय करने संबंधी फ़ैसलों को राजनीति से अलग रखना चाहती थी और हो सकता है कि इस प्रस्ताव को इसी महीने कैबिनेट की मंज़ूरी मिल जाए।

Jan 11 2017 (16:27)
pawankumarsingh~   174 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
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it will totally unrealistic if rail min increase the fare ,because they have already increase in past,now collecting excess amount through dynamic fare also in selected trains.

Jan 11 2017 (16:33)
OM SAI RAM~   863 blog posts   238 correct pred (59% accurate)
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Bro I can't say anything on this I have found this in today's news so I thought to share it with every one. But if you ask my opinion I would refer that they should increase the fare for at-least 5 years
Jan 07 2017 (09:33)  Railways may get 6% increase in Budget - The Hindu (www.thehindu.com)
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Posted by: MCPNBR~  358 news posts
: The Finance Ministry may grant the Indian Railways a more than six per cent increase in gross budgetary support to Rs. 48,000 crore, a figure that the operator of the world’s fourth largest railway network wants raised further, according to official sources.
The Finance Ministry has pegged the budgetary support at Rs. 48,000 crore for 2017-18. The Budget, which is likely to be presented on February 1, will be the first time that the state-owned Railways will have its allocation announced in the Union Budget as the colonial-era practice of a separate Railway Budget has been dispensed with.
the public utility had sought Rs. 60,000 crore for the coming fiscal to rev up investments, the Finance Ministry had pointed out that the Railways won’t have to pay any dividend from the coming year.
“The Finance Ministry has informed us in writing that they will be able to provide a gross budgetary support (GBS) of Rs. 48,000 crore for 2017-18,” said a senior Railway Ministry official, who did not wish to be identified. “However, we had asked for a higher budgetary support of Rs. 60,000 crore and we are still negotiating with them.”
The GBS will, however, be more than six per cent higher than Rs. 45,000 crore provided by the Finance Ministry in 2016-17. The increase in budgetary support is significant as the Indian Railways will no longer be required to pay dividend to the Finance Ministry for the capital invested in it following the Budget merger from 2017-18.
The dividend waiver will allow the Railways to step up investment towards track renewal, maintenance, station improvement and passenger amenities.
In 2016-17, Indian Railways is budgeted to pay Rs. 9,731 crore as dividend, whereas the subsidy claimed by the Railways towards loss-making routes is estimated at Rs. 4,301 crore. As a result, the net dividend payment to the Finance Ministry is estimated at Rs. 5,430 crore in 2016-17 against the gross budgetary support of Rs. 45,000 crore.
The Indian Railways meets its planned expenditure through a combination of GBS, market borrowings and internal revenue generation.
Over the last five years, the GBS provided to the Railways has been substantially lower than its actual requirement. While the Railways had sought from the Finance Ministry budgetary support of Rs. 2, 29,399 crore from 2012-13 to 2016-17, the actual GBS (including diesel cess) was 25 per cent lower at Rs. 1, 67,511 crore. Railway Ministry officials opine that providing budgetary support lower than its demands might impact investment in key infrastructure projects planned for 2017-18. An official said the Railways is planning a plan outlay of about Rs. 1.35 lakh crore for the next financial year, higher than a record plan outlay of Rs. 1,21,000 crore in 2016-17.
“It is a well accepted fact that due to inability of Railways to generate surplus and inadequate Gross Budgetary Support projects have been languishing leading to vicious cycle of time and cost overruns,” the Railway Ministry told a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways that recently presented its ninth report in the Lok Sabha.
However, the Committee noted that annual plan sizes of the Railways had been disproportionate in the last four years due to lower generation of extra budgetary resources, lower materialisation of internal resources along with lower allocation of gross budgetary support.
Jan 06 2017 (13:09)  Railway passenger safety tops Budget wishlist (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Posted by: aavinseth~  17 news posts
The Ranchi division of South Eastern Railways (SER) on Thursday submitted a list of 40 demands to the Union railway ministry for financial allocation in the Union Budget scheduled for February.
The division demanded funds to improve track security, to strengthen the signal system and to boost passenger amenities in the next financial year. The division also sought funds for construction of new railway stations, footover-bridges and road over bridges.
Unlike previous years, the Union government will table a single Budget document in the Parliament next month. This will also have the 2017-18
Budget provisions for the railways.
Speaking to media persons in Ranchi on Thursday, SER general manager SN Agarwal hinted that the zone has proposed a revision of schedules of many important trains that are originating from Ranchi, Hatia, Kharagpur, Chakradharpur, Adra and Tatanagar railway stations. "The railway board is expected to meet on pan-India railway timings on Friday," Agarwal said. Agarwal, however, did not disclose the proposals sent by the Ranchi division.
Agarwal also said that four out of eight of its ongoing projects are expected to be made operational this year. The Ranchi-Lohardaga-Tori railway line is expected to be operational by March.
Agarwal, however, conceded that the SER was having a tough time in replacing the old Indian coach factory (ICF)-made coaches with new ones. "We cannot withdraw the old coaches until we have new ones as replacements. Though the Union railway minister did not announce any new trains in his two successive Budgets, most of the new coaches that are being manufactured are being allotted to the new trains that had been announced in earlier railway Budgets," Agarwal claimed. Chief minister Raghubar Das had on several occasions requested the railways to allot new coaches in trains originating from Jharkhand.

Jan 06 2017 (14:14)
Rail Fanning~   2523 blog posts
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So as per the article The railway board is expected to meet on pan-India railway timings on Friday (today). Zone has proposed a revision of schedules of many important trains that are originating from Ranchi, Hatia, Kharagpur, Chakradharpur, Adra and Tatanagar railway stations.
Lets hope trains are speeded up. There is no mention of new trains though .

Jan 06 2017 (15:50)
Surjit Basu   6 blog posts
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Directly from RNC (yesterday), today he is in CKP Division and will visit the freight loading zones in Joruli, DPS, Chaibasa and finally CKP in the evening. We may hear some more updates in tomorrows newspapers. This is his forst visit to CKP Division after he became GM of SER.
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