Home Nation World Business Politics Odd & Weird Region Entertainment Education
HINDI


Train fares to be hiked from Jan 21 to facilitate passengers


Tags:

Train

,

Railway

,

Fare

,

Ticket



Published by:
Published on: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 at 10:27 IST
Train fares to be hiked from Jan 21 to facilitate passengers
New Delhi: On Wednesday, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced that train fares will be hiked with effect from January 21 midnight. He said that it is being done only to assist train passengers and give them improved facilities.

He said that there will be no fare increase when the annual rail budget is presented in February. The minister said that since there have been no alteration in the fare from a decade, therefore the rise will be imposed. He added that the hike will be a modest and a reasonable hike.

"People also must understand this. We seek there cooperation since there is no increase in passenger fare for last 12 years. Though any increase in fare will pinch, it is obviously, but then we have to be realist in our approach. That is what I appeal to the people," said Bansal. "People are ready to pay. After all we have to modernize the railways," he added.

According to the minister, the Railways is in need of funds for elementary things - for upgrading signaling system to facilitate running of trains through fog, installation of anti-collision devices to bio toilets in coaches and at stations as part of ensuring better hygiene.

Last year, when the then Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi tried to implement hike on train fares, he was largely opposed by Mamata Banerjee, who at last, had him dismissed after great debates.
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav lays foundation stone of Lucknow Metro
Ramleela fervor grips Lucknow people
Ganpati Visarjan 2014: Lucknow people bid adieu to Ganpati Bappa
Kathakali dance performance at Lucknow by Kerala artist to promote tourism
Priyanka Chopra promotes Marry Kom in Lucknow
10 best pictures of Star Plus' popular show 'Mahabharat'
Kareena Kapoor and Ajay promoting upcoming movie Singham Returns
Picture Gallery: Nisha Yadav Topless photoshoot
Mohit Marwah at Life Ok Awards
Kareena Kapoor at Television show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
Police Charge Batons over Shia Muslims in Lucknow
Salman Khan's upcoming movie 'KICK' - promotion handled by Events N More (Mumbai)
Mohanlalganj Rape: BJP Youth Wing Conducted 'Hawan' to Purify Mulayam Singh's Mind
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt visit theatres for Fans
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt promotes Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania in Pune | Watch Pictures
>>

Opinion Polls
Which Bollywood Khan has the best abs?
Shahrukh Khan
Salman Khan
Aamir Khan
Saif Ali Khan

Pardaphash name, logo and all associated elements ® and © 2011 Mahakaal News Management Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Pardaphash and the Pardaphash logo are registered marks of Mahakaal News management Pvt. Ltd.
Pardaphash is hosted with Enzoo could compute engine.
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
This page is generated in : 0.008 Seconds