Govt Of India Hikes Rail Fares
People can expect one thing from this impotent Govt. Only price hikes. Be it petrol, diesel, electricity, transportation charges and what not. Cong Govt which is ruling both State and Center this time decided to strike people hard by increasing rail fares.Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday announced a fare hike that will take effect from January 21 midnight to net an additional Rs 6,600 crore a year, the first such increase in a decade.
Fares of Ordinary Second Class (suburban) trains will go up by 2 paise per km while for non-suburban travel it will be 3 paise.Travel by Second Class Mail and Express trains will be costlier by 4 paise per km, while it will be 6 paise in Sleeper Class.Travellers by AC Chair Car and AC Three Tier will have to shell out 10 paise more per km, First Class by 3 paise, AC Two Tier by 6 paise and AC First Class by 10 paise. The fares for First Class, AC Two Tier and AC First/ Executive Class were already raised by 10 paise per km, 15 and 30 paise respectively in the current year’s budget.