Blog Entry# 2045184
Posted: Nov 02 2016 (11:33)
Last Response: Nov 03 2016 (10:13)
Nov 02 2016 (11:01) Travel may get dearer as WR plans season ticket rate hike
Anurag WAPAHOLIC~ 820 news posts
From Churchgate To Dadar, 1st-Class Monthly Pass May Cost 47% More
Western Railway has proposed a major overhaul of fare slabs for firstand second-class season tickets to shore up revenues of the suburban system that registered a loss of Rs 1,400 crore in the last financial year. The proposed overhaul is also an attempt to rationalize fares in terms of operational costs, said a senior WR official.
The plan will be implemented only after an approval from the railway board. The official said if the new structure is accepted, it will be implemented...
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1 posts - Thu Nov 03, 2016
Nov 03 2016 (02:25)
Lucknow Metro~ 2360 blog posts 9 correct pred (47% accurate)
I will like to know which countries are you referring to.
No, these people will not take roadways since railway fares will still be way lower than road alternatives.
Fare hike in suburban transport was coming for a long time. It was needed.
The countries where public transport is free say - Perth (Aus) with lower population; is because of higher income tax collected not just from citizens but also from migrant population. Also almost total compliance in terms of collecting individual tax.
Here not even 1% of total population pays any income tax though many are above the threshold. With that collected direct tax and some indirect tax hardly we are able to feed our hungry children, let alone provide free transport.
Nov 03 2016 (09:17)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~ 1933 blog posts
Problem has aggravated today because some RMs stubbornly did not increased fares for 10 years in a row, totally disregarding the recommendations of experts, just to derive political dividends. So today, small increase in fare is grossly inadequate, and no body wants to bell the cat.
Nov 03 2016 (09:53)
Venkat వెంకట్ 2200 blog posts
I slightly agree on other points. But my point here is mumbai locals also environmental friendly. Railways not trying to change its structure which is wasting 1000 crs of money invested on project which are dead investment for decades. No proper plans to complete the projects.
Also running of Suvida, Flexi fare trains over all is a flop show. many LHB trains running at below 60 kmph avg speed what the use of investing huge money if they are not used to capacity ??
What about work force ?? ...
My friend we are also paying more taxes any ways let GST comes and we can compare. I agree on part of regional bias of railways development. Now with NDA its gone to peaks as this govt focusing more on some regions only. But as said above this increase of fare will not help in anyways to railways. Its very very less when compare to their expenditure and false planning. On one hand railways loosing 100s crs on flexi fare on premium trains on other hand it want to milk money from poor middle class people. I am against to that.
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