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Railways upgrade 48 trains to superfast category, raise fares, increase speed by 5 km/ hr; no new amenities
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Railways upgrade 48 trains to superfast category, raise fares, increase speed by 5 km/ hr; no new amenities

Passengers will have to shell out Rs 30 more for sleeper, Rs 45 for second and third AC and Rs 75 for first AC class as superfast charges.

Rail Regulator: Will populism be put aside to hike passenger fares, rationalise freight rates?
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Rail Regulator: Will populism be put aside to hike passenger fares, rationalise freight rates?

The cost of transporting freight is only 99 paise per 10 km but the charges the Railways levies are Rs 1.60 per 10 km. But on the passenger side, charges are a mere 50 percent of the cost of service – 36 paise per 10 km against the actual cost of 70 paise per 10 km

Charging flight passengers by their weight is a good idea; its time definitely has come
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Charging flight passengers by their weight is a good idea; its time definitely has come

If they are thrifty, they may go for long workouts and even turn anorexic if only to have the last laugh before emplaning.

Train travel to be costlier from Wednesday
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Train travel to be costlier from Wednesday

Cash-strapped railways, which announced the hike on 20 June just three weeks before the presentation of the Rail Budget, expects to mop up Rs 8,000 crore from the move.

Congress hits out at Jaitley over remarks defending rail fare hike
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Congress hits out at Jaitley over remarks defending rail fare hike

Talking about the 14.2 percent increase in passenger fares and 6.5 percent hike in freight rates, Jaitley had said that the railways can survive only if users pay to avail facilities.

SP, BJP workers clash in UP over rail fare hike
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SP, BJP workers clash in UP over rail fare hike

The minor scuffle turned into a violent clash with both the sides indulging in heavy stone pelting that continued for almost half-an-hour damaging several vehicles.

Jaya urges Modi to roll back railway passenger fare hike
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Jaya urges Modi to roll back railway passenger fare hike

"I appeal to the Prime Minister to roll back the hike considering the welfare of the poor and the middle class people," Jayalalithaa said.

 Modi govt bites first bullet, hikes rail passenger fare by 14.2%
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Modi govt bites first bullet, hikes rail passenger fare by 14.2%

The decision of the Railways today restores an announcement of 16 May, the day Lok Sabha election results came, when the same hike was effected but immediately put on hold.

Railways waiting for Modi's nod to increase passenger fare
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Railways waiting for Modi's nod to increase passenger fare

"I will discuss the fare issue with the Prime Minister. A decision will be taken after discussion with the PM," Railway Minister DV Sadanand Gowda said today after meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here.