Blog Entry# 2088869
Posted: Dec 12 2016 (17:59)
Last Response: Dec 13 2016 (19:23)
Other NewsDec 12 2016 (17:11) Why should passengers bear railways safety cess?
Jayashree 37386 news posts
What a proposal! It is by none other than Prabhu. He is no longer rail-god if he proposes such terrible waifs and strays. The railways' safety measures are inadequate which ultimately bring accidents to our dismay.
But Prabhu does not mull over rectifying lapses strictly. He tries to find out a very odd way and majorly transfer the onus on the passengers by the probability of a hike in second class fare.
What an apt recourse to fill the disappointment arisen out of finance ministry’s funding rejection. Directly and dastardly he stimulated to...
There is no sense in charging low fares and allowing people to be killed. Subsidy for lower class fares is very high - between 40% and 60%. It needs to be brought down for Railways to keep running, otherwise we will go the way of Pakistan Railway which runs barely 110 trains a day over its 8000 km network. Indian Railway runs 12000 plus trains over a network which is 8 times that of Pakistan but runs 110 times the number of trains.
Dec 12 2016 (18:08)
Venkat వెంకట్ 3308 blog posts 1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Passenger trains fare increase will not create wealth to railways. Railways it self has many known mistakes, but never address them. Already AC prices in many routes are above Flight fare.
Railways should think about Automation and avoiding over head costs, if not if u double the fare from now also will not help.
The unreserved fares are not high. Besides sunurban fares with Monhtly passes are very cheap indeed. While Upper classes ahve got regualrly hiked, these have remained stagnant. Charge more higher class argument wont help Railways economically as there is rapid mass switching to airlines. The majority of passengers section fares needs to be hiked.
Dec 12 2016 (20:05)
MCPNBR~ 2166 blog posts 101 correct pred (88% accurate)
What is the use of spending more than air fares and to spend 24hours to 48 hours? Nobody will travel in those cases.
Dec 13 2016 (19:23)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~ 1933 blog posts
(1) Bigger and more comprehensive question is - "Why should Citizens & economy of India should bear the inefficiency of IR?"
(2) Major and decisive benefits of Railway operation over road:
Energy Efficiency-Friction and hence energy consumption between rail and wheel is just 1/6th compared to road and tyre.
Economies of scale- Capacity of a 24 coach train is 1500-2500 depending on the composition...
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