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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
Around 5,300 railway officials face departmental action for graft

Jul 08, 2014

Around 5,300 railway officials face departmental action for graft

The Railways, which has about 13.1 lakh employees, is divided into 16 zones across the country for the purposes of operation and management. #Economy #NewsTracker #Indian Railways #graft #Railway Budget 2014
Jaya welcomes Rail budget; against fuel price linked fares

Jul 08, 2014

Jaya welcomes Rail budget; against fuel price linked fares

Recognising the financial 'deep crisis' faced by Railways, the budget provides vision for the future, she said welcoming proposals like the Diamond Quadrilateral high speed rail network which she said will be a 'game changer' in terms of providing a transport infrastructure backbone for the country. #Politics #India #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #J. Jayalalithaa #Indian Railways
Railway Budget 2014 well thought out and non-populist, says KPMG

Jul 08, 2014

Railway Budget 2014 well thought out and non-populist, says KPMG

Hailing the Railway Budget as "well thought-out" and non-populist, global consultancy KPMG today said it provides the much needed strategic financial headroom. #KPMG #Indian Railways #Railway Budget #Railways #Budget #DV Sadananda Gowda #Rail Budget 2014 #Railway Budget 2014 #Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda
Railway Budget 2014: IT to transform Indian Railways

Jul 08, 2014

Railway Budget 2014: IT to transform Indian Railways

Laying substantial emphasis on information technology (IT), Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda announced that Indian Railways would be deploying Enterprise Resource Planning Solution. "We will be moving towards paperless offices in Indian Railways in five years." #Narendra Modi #Technology #Indian Railways #Railway Budget #IT #Sadananda Gowda
Railway Budget 2014: IT to transform Indian Railways

Jul 08, 2014

Railway Budget 2014: IT to transform Indian Railways

Laying substantial emphasis on information technology (IT), Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda announced that Indian Railways would be deploying Enterprise Resource Planning Solution. "We will be moving towards paperless offices in Indian Railways in five years." #Narendra Modi #Technology #Indian Railways #Railway Budget #IT #Sadananda Gowda