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Can Prabhu bring Indian Railways on track?

Can Prabhu bring Indian Railways on track?

Despite having the second largest rail network in the world, Indian Railways (IR) has not been able to bring it on growth trajectory. The rail sector is infested with challenges like snail´s pace expansion and modernisation, poor customer service

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Prabhu wants use of RE

Prabhu wants use of RE

Cautioning against harmful effects of greenhouse gases due to fossil fuel use, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has advocated a paradigm shift in the energy scenario through the use of alternative energy like solar and wind power.

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Rlys turnaround in five years: Prabhu

Rlys turnaround in five years: Prabhu

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu dedicated the Rail Budget to the ´aam aadmi,´ saying that there would be a turnaround of the Railways in the next five years. The Lok Sabha recently passed the demand of grants for the Railways. ´The Rail Budget has kept the aam aadmi in its focus.

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Rs.8.5 lakh crore plan is for decongestion of network

Rs.8.5 lakh crore plan is for decongestion of network

Despite having the largest rail network in Asia, Indian Railways has not been able to make much progress. The reasons for its dismal growth are known. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ambitious plans of expansion and capacity building. In this regard, he says that in the high density routes, there has been considerable underinvestment, resulting in congestion.

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Railways hopeful of higher GDP growth

Railways hopeful of higher GDP growth

Indian Railways´ target of increasing freight tonnage by an incremental 85 million tonnes (mt) in 2015-16, against the traditional annual average of 50 mt, might appear ambitious, but the national transporter believes achieving such growth will not be a big task.

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Railway projects covering 9,400 km sanctioned

Railway projects covering 9,400 km sanctioned

While last mile connectivity projects continue to be accorded the highest priority, the Railways Ministry intend to fast track the sanctioned works on 7,000 km of double/third/fourth lines and com-¡mission 1200 km in 2015-16 at an investment of Rs 8686 crore.

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