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Truckers in crisis: Despite empty roads, drivers say it takes longer to make deliveries; police harassment throws spanner in work
Business

Truckers in crisis: Despite empty roads, drivers say it takes longer to make deliveries; police harassment throws spanner in work

The government had exempted truckers carrying food, medicine and other essential items from the nationwide lockdown that started on 25 March

Coronavirus Outbreak: Railways misses freight loading target by 15 million tonnes, earnings dip by Rs 2,129 cr
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Railways misses freight loading target by 15 million tonnes, earnings dip by Rs 2,129 cr

Indian Railways, which was on its way till February to not just meet but surpass its freight loading target, will end 2019-20 with 15.7 million tonnes less than the previous financial year’s 1,212.56 million tonnes, official figures show

Economic slowdown may adversely impact truck operators revenue, ability to repay loans: Moody's
Business

Economic slowdown may adversely impact truck operators revenue, ability to repay loans: Moody's

The ongoing economic growth slowdown will have an adverse impact on trucking fleet operators' revenues and ability to repay loans, global ratings agency Moody's Investors Service warned on Thursday

Express cargo industry braces for freight rate hike, delays in delivery after Jet Airways grounding
Business

Express cargo industry braces for freight rate hike, delays in delivery after Jet Airways grounding

Jet Airways used to handle around 12 percent of the overall freight, which is almost at par with the market share which the Naresh Goyal-led airline had before coming to a halt last week

Railways wants to triple freight traffic to 3 bn tonne by 2030, have 50% share in goods movement, says Piyush Goyal
Business

Railways wants to triple freight traffic to 3 bn tonne by 2030, have 50% share in goods movement, says Piyush Goyal

The plan is to increase the railways' share in the overall goods movement to 50 percent from the current share of around 35 percent.

How a robust water transportation can help India drastically cut its freight costs
Business

How a robust water transportation can help India drastically cut its freight costs

The government has decided to take up 30 of these waterways for development in the next three years

India to get six new mega ports under Ministry of Shipping's Sagarmala project
India

India to get six new mega ports under Ministry of Shipping's Sagarmala project

At least six new mega ports have been cleared to be built under the ambitious Sagarmala Project, taken up by the Ministry of Shipping.

Sagarmala, India's port modernisation project, can save up to Rs 40,000 cr in logistics, says govt study
Business

Sagarmala, India's port modernisation project, can save up to Rs 40,000 cr in logistics, says govt study

The Ministry of Shipping's ambitious Sagarmala project that aims to modernise India's ports is estimated to save up to Rs 40,000 crore per year spent on logistics by key industries, says a study done by the ministry.

Freight push: Now, Indian Railways plans time table for goods trains
Business

Freight push: Now, Indian Railways plans time table for goods trains

DFC stations will be equipped with modern systems and loco drivers will have Mobile Radio Train Communication System for constant communication with control room

Rail budget 2015: Prabhu's big spending push ends the investment drought
Budget

Rail budget 2015: Prabhu's big spending push ends the investment drought

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ended a prolonged period of underinvestment in the Indian Railways by proposing a massive 52 percent hike in plan spends, and promises of more in the remaining years of Modi's five-year term

Hike of freight rates won't affect price of essential commodities, says Suresh Prabhu
Politics

Hike of freight rates won't affect price of essential commodities, says Suresh Prabhu

Defending the hike in freight rates that would rake in Rs 4,000 crore more, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said it would have minimal impact on the transportation of commodities and would not affect the prices of essential items like foodgrains, fertilisers and urea.

Railways earn more on freight traffic, earnings up by over 11%
Economy

Railways earn more on freight traffic, earnings up by over 11%

Railways carried 621.66 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-October 2014 as compared to 593.27 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.79 percent, according to the data available with the railway ministry.

Cabinet raises FDI limit in railways, defence sector
Economy

Cabinet raises FDI limit in railways, defence sector

Cabinet approval for the plans was widely expected after Modi's two-month old government said it would ease FDI limits in its budget last month.<br />

Railways' earnings up by over 9%
Economy

Railways' earnings up by over 9%

Railways have earned Rs 36,674.17 crore during April-June 2014 as compared to Rs 33,499.53 crore during the same period last year.

Jaya welcomes Rail budget, calls it 'fiscally responsible and bold'
Economy

Jaya welcomes Rail budget, calls it 'fiscally responsible and bold'

The Rail budget presented by Gowda was a serious exercise at consolidation "which the new Government at the Centre has been forced to undertake in the wake of the mismanagement of the UPA Government over the past decade of this extremely crucial sector," she said.<br />

Rail Budget 2014 Live: No fare hike, 17 new premium trains
India

Rail Budget 2014 Live: No fare hike, 17 new premium trains

Here's the latest about Rail Budget and how it could impact Indian rail travellers.

CAG says Railways lost Rs 2,486 cr thanks to irregular concessions for iron ore
India

CAG says Railways lost Rs 2,486 cr thanks to irregular concessions for iron ore

According to CAG report, Railways allowed 358 parties to avail domestic rate for transportation of iron ore despite non-submission/partial submission of the prescribed documents

Train travel to cost more from today. Here's why
Economy

Train travel to cost more from today. Here's why

Train passengers will have to pay two percent more from midnight Oct 6-7 to adjust for the increase in fuel costs.<br /><br />

Rail freight for grains, pulses, groundnut oil hiked by 6%
Economy

Rail freight for grains, pulses, groundnut oil hiked by 6%

The move will lead to increase in prices of food items.