Daily Archives: March 15, 2012

Railways Minister Bucks the trend and hikes the Rail Fare in a Decade

Indian Railways is cheapest but not the best if you want to travel in India. Indian Railways has 114,500 KMs (71,147 mi) of total track over a route of 65,000 KMs (40,389 mi) and 7,500 stations. It has the world’s fourth largest railway network after those of the United States, Russia and China.

I personally prefer rail journeys over other modes of transport. During my crisscrossingindia by Indian Railways. I enjoyed each and every moment. But now the India is changing fast, so Indian Railways need to change itself. Today we are ready to pay more for better services. I am ready to pay the hiked fares but at the same time we should have proper hygiene, security, fast and reliable train system. World is running on Bullet train and we are still on steam engine.

One more thing please we need to have transparency in the system…God knows where all the tickets goes once the booking start.

The Indian railway government announced it would raise rail fares in what many economists say is perhaps a belated attempt to reform an aging and ailing transport network that has become an obstacle to growth. Some politicians, on the other hand, have called forthe resignation of the Indian Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi unless he retracts the budget.

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