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Fares untouched, freight charges up
Bansal announces 106 trains
Superfast & tatkal charges to rise
Annual plan for 2013-14 set at Rs 63,363 crore

New Delhi, February 26
Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today spared passengers a fare hike, but raised various charges on tickets as well as freight tariff to net in additional Rs 4,683 crore a year.


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North smiles, after long
Chandigarh gets connectivity to Bangalore, Goa, Amritsar 
Coach factory to come up at Sonepat
New line to Talwandi Sabo in Punjab
Multi-mode travel package for J&K
New Delhi, February 26
Railway Minister Pawan Bansal, an MP from Chandigarh, today gave his home town, as also other northern states, something or the other to cheer about.

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Five express trains for Punjab
Chandigarh, February 26
Punjab has got five express, one passenger and one DEMU (diesel-electric multiple unit) trains and at least a couple of new train routes in its share of the railway budget. (Details on Punjab page)

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Delhi-Katra train brings cheer
Srinagar/Jammu, February 26
With the announcement of a direct train to holy town of Katra and extending railway line up to Ladakh and border districts of Poonch and Rajouri, the railway budget is a bonanza for Jammu and Kashmir.

Haryana gets a rail coach factory, welding plant
Chandigarh, February 26
Union Railway Budget had a lot for Haryana as Railway Minister Pawan Bansal announced for the state a rail coach factory, a welding plant and several new rail links in the remote Mewat region.

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HP: More surveys, no concrete proposals
Shimla, February 26
While Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has announced survey of three new rail tracks in the state, the rail budget has not enthused the people as there is no concrete proposal for starting work on any new project.

Uttarakhand: More trains, new tracks
The Rail Minister has announced a direct express weekly train between Bandara to Haridwar. He has also proposed the Tanakpur-Bageshwar railway line in the Kumaon region.

67 express trains this year
Presenting the Railway Budget, a first by a Congress minister in 17 years, PK Bansal announced introduction of 67 express trains and 26 passenger trains

Ferrying grains, pulses costlier
Freight hike to push up fuel price


Manjit Singh GK new DSGMC chief
New Delhi, February 26
Manjit Singh GK, Delhi unit chief of the Shiromani Akali Dal was elected president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee today. (Details on Punjab page)



Bansalís poetry-laden speech fails to impress Oppn
New Delhi, February 26
Though generously peppered with poetry and allegories, Railway Minister Pawan Bansalís maiden Budget speech failed to impress the Opposition, which went into turmoil today by the time the minister wrapped up his marathon 90-minute delivery.

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