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Farewell populism, hello aspiration: Why is the rail budget all about bullet trains and wifi

Jul 09, 2014

Farewell populism, hello aspiration: Why is the rail budget all about bullet trains and wifi

The NDA government's first rail budget has been hailed as one that is finally putting the brakes on populism and shows some much needed fiscal pragmatism #HowThisWorks #Indian Railways #Railway Budget #MIddle Class #Railways #Budget #DV Sadananda Gowda #Rail budget #Rail Budget 2014 #Railway Budget 2014 #Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda
Bullet trains, office-on-wheels, paperless offices, wi-fi: IT to drive future of Railways

Jul 09, 2014

Bullet trains, office-on-wheels, paperless offices, wi-fi: IT to drive future of Railways

Bullet trains are set to become a reality in India with the first service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government sought to run Indian Railways - one of the world's largest - like a "commercial enterprise but serve like a welfare organization" #Technology #Indian Railways #IT #DV Sadananda Gowda #Railway Budget 2014
BJP's regional allies Shiv Sena, PMK unhappy with rail budget

Jul 09, 2014

BJP's regional allies Shiv Sena, PMK unhappy with rail budget

Even as BJP hailed the railway budget, some of its regional allies expressed unhappiness over exclusion of their regions. #Mamata Banerjee #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #PMK #Indian Railways #Shiv Sena #NDA
Splitting railways: How Gowda quietly rang in big change

Jul 09, 2014

Splitting railways: How Gowda quietly rang in big change

Splitting the Railways and creating PMG or a project management board is not going to be easy. It is going to take enormous political and management skills to force it through the Railway bureaucracy #Indian Railways #Sadananda Gowda #Rail #analysis #Railway Budget 2014
Promises, promises: Can Modi sarkaar deliver on railway budget?

Jul 09, 2014

Promises, promises: Can Modi sarkaar deliver on railway budget?

Doubts were also expressed if the method of fund raising for the railways through FDI and PPP may not work at all. #Economy #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Indian Railways #Sadananda Gowda #Freight rate #Bullet Train #Railway Budget 2014

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Reality check: Train mows down two kids as Bansal reads Railway budget

Feb 26, 2013

Reality check: Train mows down two kids as Bansal reads Railway budget

This irony should not be missed. It has grave import for the public since the Indian Railways talk about safety but do not give a damn. #ThatsJustWrong #Indian Railways #RailBudget2013 #rail safety
How Google Maps and Android phones can help Indian Railways

May 30, 2012

How Google Maps and Android phones can help Indian Railways

This automatically updated train running information will not only be a boon for passengers but also for the Indian Railways as they would be able to track the position of all trains with a good deal of precision. #social media #HowThisWorks #Google Inc. #Android #Indian Railways #Gmail #GPS

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How Google Maps and Android phones can help Indian Railways

Jul 04, 2014

Strike, curfew shut Kashmir as India leader visits

(AP) -- India's newly elected leader made his first official trip on Friday to Indian-controlled Kashmir, where separatist groups called a strike that shut shops, businesses and schools. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a railway line and pla... #India #Pakistan #Bharatiya Janata Party #Narendra Modi #Kashmir, India #Gujarat
How Google Maps and Android phones can help Indian Railways

Jul 07, 2014

Indian railway fare rises spark protests

Hundreds gather in New Delhi after government announced 14% increase in effort to get ailing service back on track Continue reading..... #New Delhi #India
How Google Maps and Android phones can help Indian Railways

Jun 25, 2014

In India, Prices Set to Rise as New Prime Minister Lifts Railway Fees

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to go ahead with long-delayed plans to increase railway fares and freight rates could push up the prices of everything from carrots to cement... #India #Narendra Modi