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A rollback has happened,compromising passenger safety. Was it necessary?

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: March 22, 2012 12:58 pm

Dinesh Trivedi,by a token hike in rail fares last week,had tried to reverse a decade-long trend that put politics over economics.

Governments of all political persuasions have kept fares static since 2002 and the Railways are no better for it. Security has been the worst hit.

While Trivedi’s marginal fare increase would have only netted the Railways Rs 4,500 crore,a hike would have been symbolic – acknowledging the need to mobilise resources.

But the rollback has happened,compromising passenger safety. Was it necessary? Tell us…


Twitter reactions:


sharmila Mahurkar: #RailBudget #MukulRoy #Compromised yes but reflects on weak PM & Govt.

Aditya Soman: Railway needs an uplift & they are terribly short of funds. Fair hike is overdue & if not done railway will go #AirIndia way.

Aman kumar choudhary: Definetally,It wasn’t necessary,Passenger safety and facility should be 1st and politics for vote bank should be last.


Facebook reactions:


Saurabh Dixit: safe.

WE SUPPORT Mr. Dinesh Trivedi FOR HIS RAILWAY BUDGET…: kitne din chal payega ese railway,we want better services mr roy,this little hike we dint even pondered abt it,punctuality cleanness n security are our apirations please cater them,we dont hv ny problem whether u decrease or increase d fare at reasonable level,but our requirement should be adressed properly..

Pratham Patel: Dafinately SAFE

WE SUPPORT Mr. Dinesh Trivedi FOR HIS RAILWAY BUDGET…: offcourse safe,jaan hai to jahan hai..

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