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Posted: Jul 06 2017 (14:43)
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IR AffairsJul 06 2017 (10:59) Now, government wants you to give up rail fare subsidy
Sandeep Vickey 3513 news posts
NEW DELHI: After the success of the 'Give-It-Up' campaign on cooking gas subsidy, the government has drawn up a similar plan for rail fares, giving passengers the option to voluntarily forego the subsidy on tickets.
The railways plans to launch the scheme next month. A source said that to begin with, the national transporter will offer two "slabs" of subsidy surrender — 50% and 100% of the subsidy amount.
As of now, the state-run transporter bears 43% of the cost of all rail fares even as it incurs a loss of about Rs...
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