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Posted: Dec 09 2016 (10:45)
Last Response: Dec 14 2016 (00:44)
Dec 09 2016 (10:24) Railway commuters say it's too little
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Suburban railway commuters, who can avail a 0.5% discount on season tickets purchased via digital transactions from January 2017, said the incentive was too low, especially in a city like Mumbai, where the cost of living is high. The government came out with this offer to promote cashless transactions, post-demonetisation.
Rail Yatri Sangh's Subhash Gupta said, “On a smart card, the railways offers a 5% discount. The government should have at least matched this rate to encourage people to go cashless.“ Kandivli resident Shyam Pandya said, “More discounts in terms of percentage should be offered on six-monthly or yearly season tickets.“
so the heavily subsidized Sub-urban ticket fare+this 0.5% rebate is too little for them. Indeed, we are living in a selfish world.
No offence but my personal observation Mumbai crowd always hates in Delhi. They always say our Mumbai locals are better than Delhi metro. But it seems rather the fares pinches them more. When Delhi crowd affords metro rates, financial capital finds difficult to afford Mumbai local fares.
Dec 12 2016 (15:57)
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(1) We cannot compare Mumbai Locals with Delhi Metro as there is drastic difference between the quality of service. The former is basically an emu passenger train sharing infrastructure with long distance/ freight trains and are much more over crowded, smelly, hot and humid journey where as the later have a dedicated infrastructure with much more comfortable and air conditioned travel backed by a good announcement system. Mumbaikars are paying much higher fares for the Metro train between Andheri and Ghatkopar.
(2) After a decade long freeze on fares imposed by the past RMs, the second class fares have really gone too low (especially monthly passes) and need to be increased to a reasonable level so that financial viability of...
Dec 12 2016 (19:39)
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Obviously both cannot be compared but the point was to compare Mass Rapid Transit of mega cities of India. While DMRC has been ecofriendly, passenger friendly and economically viable (earning atleast its operations cost), same cannot be said abt Mumbai suburban. They are only fare/poor friendly. Besides I never understood the exorbitant high fares of 1st class of locals
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