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Posted: Dec 19 2016 (10:19)
Last Response: Dec 20 2016 (14:10)
Commentary/Human InterestML/Mumbai Local -Dec 19 2016 (09:12) THE `40,000-CR PLAN TO EASE YOUR TRAIN COMMUTE
RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~ 934 news posts
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said the BJP-led governments in the Centre and the state have planned a Rs40,000-crore infra boost to improve Mumbai’s lifeline
MUMBAI: Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections next year, Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday had a lot to offer to commuters from the city.
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu, flanked by other ministers,...
15 posts - Mon Dec 19, 2016
Dec 19 2016 (19:01)
ranjitg370 2277 blog posts 1141 correct pred (74% accurate)
Maharashtra is top GDP US$250 billion and richest state of india. But in railways Mumbai & Maharashtra state is neglected from long time. So it need to develop the rail structures in mumbai & maharashtra along with all indian states.
Dec 19 2016 (19:20)
Foamer~ 1423 blog posts
What about other metros like Chennai where IR spent everything to build their suburban network or convert to BG?
It has nothing to do with local bodies or state govt. funding IR network. Why should they? Will they get any profit from IR from ticket sales. So the ever increasing fleet of BMTC which is a self sustaining entity and is the lifeline of the city. Also local bodies get hardly a few hundred crores or thousand crores as taxes and other revenue, to spend it for the IT crowd to travel...
True. Zero development of Gadchiroli district. The people are totally cut off due to rivers. Many trying to cross in coracles across Godavari are swept away. Thank god the great man R. R. Patil got the bridge to connect the district to Kaleswaram in TS. Now all travel to HYD for hospital and to earn a livelihood.
Dec 19 2016 (19:29)
Foamer~ 1423 blog posts
All state RTCs have a pricing of factor 1. That is 1 rupee for a Km in express buses and a little less in village buses. BMTC though costly is self-sustaining. Efficient and clean. Not a burden on state exchequer.
TN is the only state which heavily subsidises bus fare. Welfare states look alluring but will collapse one day because of the sheer burden of subsidies.
Dec 20 2016 (14:10)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~ 1933 blog posts
A majority of taxes collected by the central govt by way of income tax, excise/ST etc are reverted back in thousands of crores to states by way of annual plan assistance and other funds by the Centre. These businesses, salaried persons who directly & indirectly contribute to the taxes/duties are facilitated by suburban travel, the subsidy of which is borne by IR, where as benefit is reaped by the state govt. Logically, a part of the revenue should be directly given by central govt to IR for the subsidy borne by IR, but unfortunately that did not happen. So IR ask directly to states to contribute/ participate & state govt readily agrees in many cases.
IR used to make up for...
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