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Posted: Oct 31 2016 (00:35)
Last Response: Oct 31 2016 (08:47)
PoliticsOct 30 2016 (13:29) Lalu sniffs scam in rail deficit run
For Better Managed Indian Railways~ 948 news posts
RJD boss Lalu Prasad, a former railway minister, today alleged a scam in the ministry claiming Indian Railways was facing a deficit in spite of increase in passenger fares."Railway fares are increasing and no seats are available on trains but the railway is facing a deficit," he said before going to 1 Aney Marg for a pre-Diwali lunch hosted by chief minister Nitish Kumar. "I do not understand whether a scam has caused this deficit or due to deficit, a scam is under way in the railways. A shadow of darkness is looming large over the railway's future."
The Indian Railways' plan to introduce flexi-fares on premium trains had faced flak from Lalu who had attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and railway...
Oct 31 2016 (00:35)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~ 1933 blog posts
Record number extra trains (mostly special fare ones) have been introduced through out the year, introduction of flexifares, increase in Tatkal seats, Premium tatkal seats, increase incancellation charges etc, even then the revenue generation is down means some thing is wrong. possibilities could be
(1) Very poor occupancy of flexi fare, tatkal, prem.Tatka, suvudha, special fare seats
(2) possibility of some new kind of online fraud being through cancellation or something else done on IR as online transaction of tickets have drastically gone up.
Oct 31 2016 (06:57)
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I agree with all the reasons given ..
Oct 31 2016 (08:47)
Pp*^~ 4190 blog posts 124 correct pred (79% accurate)
Unless over loaded IR can not get high number of passengers
Recent changes in cancellation and booking discouraged advance booking
Now people don't book to cancel latter as cancellation and booking charges are very high
Flexi Fare did more harm than good
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