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Suresh Prabhu


Dear Suresh Prabhu, here are a few ideas for improving train travel conditions for the differently-abled

February 10, 2017 6:07 pm

In a response to a petition backed by 82,000 supporters to improve the railway facilities for disabled people, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the public for ideas. And we came up with a list.

'The coolie groped me while carrying me into train': This woman's story is something Suresh Prabhu can't ignore

February 09, 2017 8:05 pm

Since the Indian railways aren't disabled-friendly, Virali Modi has been dependent on porters to board the train. She was manhandled by them on three separate occasions.

Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailment: Suresh Prabhu promises stringent action against guilty; toll rises to 39

January 22, 2017 5:15 pm

At least 39 people were killed and over 60 injured as the engine and nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express jumped the tracks in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district on Saturday night.

Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailment: Suresh Prabhu announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of deceased

January 22, 2017 10:18 am

Railway Ministry sources have said that the element of sabotage has not been ruled out yet.

Railways helps Pune man who tweeted after his friend's bag got stolen at railway station

December 15, 2016 10:18 am

Paresh Deshmukh, one of the travellers, took to Facebook to thank Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

All new AC3 Humsafar trains to be unveiled tomorrow: 5 things you should know

December 08, 2016 7:32 pm

These trains have been specifically designed for the middle-class traveller with an optional facility of meals-on-wheels.

Suresh Prabhu announces another EMU train from Palwal to Delhi

November 27, 2016 9:04 pm

Suresh Prabhu also assured to consider the demand for starting Shatabdi from Mathura to Kurukshetra and halt at Palwal for some express trains.

Indore Patna Express tragedy: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu promises ‘strictest possible action’ against guilty

November 22, 2016 12:37 am

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu declared that the “strictest possible action” will be taken against the guilty.

Indore Patna Express derailed: Compensation, condolence, probe; all that happened after the accident

November 20, 2016 6:15 pm

Union Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu said that strictest possible action would be taken against those found responsible for the accident.

Kerala: No lobbies working against Railways in the state says Suresh Prabhu

June 16, 2016 8:45 pm

Suresh Prabhu was in Kochi to dedicate the 224-km long electrified section between Shoranur and Charvattur to the nation and inaugurate a host of passenger amenities at Ernakulam South Junction.


Matunga Central Railway workshop completes 100 years

April 21, 2016 6:06 pm

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu was present at the workshop to celebrate the 100 years of Matunga Central Railway workshop.

Railway Budget 2016: No fare hike, increase in quota for senior citizens and women

October 20, 2020 4:38 pm

The Union Railway Budget 2016-17 focused on capacity creation in the rail sector, with an increased outlay of about Rs. 1.21 lakh crore, and on completion of the ongoing projects rather than announcing new ones.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu presents Rail Budget

February 26, 2015 1:18 pm

No new trains were announced in the Railway Budget today.


Railway Budget 2016 reflects vision of PM Modi: Shivraj Singh

February 25, 2016 4:18 pm

Bhopal, Feb 25 (ANI): Madhya Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday lauded the efforts of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, saying the Railway Budget 2016 reflected his as well as the visions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that the budget catered to the common man and saw to all the facilities being rendered at the minimum cost to the people. Chouhan also stated that the launch of special schemes to aid the poor was a welcome step. He added that all steps had been taken to make trains technologically advanced and ensure minimal train accidents.

'Railways in crisis going from bad to worse': Dinesh Trivedi

February 25, 2016 6:55 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Former railways minister Dinesh Trivedi wished Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu all the best for the upcoming Railways Budget. He said he was little worried about the railways because railways is a basic system anywhere in the world, which adds to half percent to the GDP. If the railways doesn’t do well, you cannot contain even your food inflation.

Rail Budget 2016 based on nation's needs: Prabhu

February 25, 2016 6:48 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Before presenting the Railway Budget 2016, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the budget has been prepared keeping in view the aspirations of people. Presented every year, Railways Budget is the annual financial statement of the Indian Railways.

Suresh Prabhu gears up to present Rail Budget 2016

February 25, 2016 5:55 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu gave final touches to the Rail Budget ahead of presenting it in the Parliament on Thursday.Taking about their expectations form the Budget, one of the passengers said the government should focus more on cleaner coaches and quality of food so that more people travel by trains.While another passenger said fares of daily passenger trains should be reduced and the safety of women passengers should be considered in the upcoming budget.

Copies of Rail Budget brought to Parliament

February 25, 2016 5:51 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The copies of the Rail Budget 2016 were brought to the Parliament on Thursday. The Rail Budget is expected to focus on capacity creation in the rail sector with an increased outlay of about Rs. 1.25 lakh crore. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is expected to present the Budget at 12 noon, will face a tough challenge on whether to raise the passenger fare or not.

Suresh Prabhu gives final touch to Rail Budget 2016

February 24, 2016 11:25 am

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday gave finishing touches to the Railway Budget, which will be presented on Thursday in the Parliament. Last year, Suresh Prabhu did not introduce any new trains, but augmented the services of several trains. This year women passengers demanded installation of more closed circuit television cameras and deployment of railway protection force in trains for security purpose.

Passengers look for safety, amenities in Rail Budget

February 24, 2016 3:34 am

Bengaluru, Feb 23 (ANI): Passengers' safety and better facilities topped the list of demands of commuters awaiting the second Rail Budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government to be presented on Thursday. Women passengers travelling alone are worried about rising incidents of sexual assaults in trains. They demanded installation of more closed circuit television cameras and deployment of railway protection force in trains. The commuters are also fed up with lack of cleanliness in trains, especially in compartments used by poor. Last year, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu did not introduce any new trains, but augmented the services of several trains.

Swaraj meets Austrian counterpart in Delhi

February 16, 2016 1:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz met in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss bilateral and multilateral issues. Kurz is scheduled to meet Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, later in the day. He will also meet Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi during his four-day visit to India.