The prices NAFED fixes for the import would have to be viable to states which would do the actual import.
The compensation amount for such claims ranges from Rs 32,000 to a maximum of Rs 4 lakh per victim.
In case of accidents, Railways is usually not liable to pay compensation.
As per the existing Act, only railway ministry can set fares and freight for the country’s operations.
Railway Minister Sada-nanda Gowda met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to apprise him about the upcoming opening of the Udhampur-Katra line and to discuss the budget.
In the interim rail budget, the Railways had received Rs 29,000 crore as GBS and around Rs 12,000 crore as cess.
Gowda to hold first-of-its kind meeting of entire top brass of Railways.
Bhopal Shatabdi, with a current top speed of 150 kph and an average speed higher than other trains in this category, has been selected for the test.