Politics has always come in the way of fare hikes as parties fear losing votes. With less interference, the Railways have more freedom to hike fares. Money Control, 2 weeks ago
The cost of transporting freight is only 99 paise per 10 km but the charges the Railways levies are Rs 1.60 per 10 km. But on the passenger side, charges are a mere 50 percent of the cost of service – 36 paise per 10 km against the actual cost of 70 paise ...First Post.com, 3 weeks ago
The Railway Ministry may significantly hike fares for second class and AC 3-tier journeys to fund its safety corpus.Money Control, 2 months ago Budget 2017: Railway Safety tax to be introduced in Union Budget catchnews.com, 2 months ago Rail safety to be a priority in Union Budget Sify, 2 months ago
It is no surprise that the latest audit of the Railways by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) for FY16 has also made similar remarks on stopping this long-held practice of using freight earnings to subsidise passenger fares The post Railways ...First Post.com, 1 month ago
The Election Commission's (EC) bar on making populist announcements ahead of polls is said to have stopped the government from making major announcements with regard to Railways and other sectors. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget speech, refrained ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
If there's one budgetary element that has kept the common man happy for two years in a row, it is the unchanged train passenger fares. The BJP government which claimed the Centre in May 2016, has presented two budgets so far, with Union Railway Minister ...DNA, 2 months ago
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