west-bengal-news

Trinamool Congress protests railway fare hike

Kolkata, Oct 9 : Condemning the hike in railway fares, including the Metro railways here, the Trinamool Congress Wednesday urged people not to shell out the additional fare as a mark of protest.


"The hike is completely unethical and unacceptable, especially during the festive season. It will enhance the burden on the common man, who is already reeling under price rise and inflation. I urge people not to shell out the additional fare," Trinamool general secretary and former railways minister Mukul Roy told media persons here.

The railways hiked passenger fare by two percent from Oct 6-7 midnight, while the fares of the Kolkata Metro Railway too have been raised effective from Oct 18.

"The hike in Metro rail fare ranges between 100 to 125 percent. It is unacceptable. This government is anti-people. There was no fare hike when the railway was with the Trinamool," said Roy, who will lead a protest rally Thursday against the hike.

Roy criticised the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre for its policies, saying the country was facing unprecedented economic crisis because of its policies.

--IANS (Posted on 09-10-2013)

west-bengal-news headlines

Mamata safe after fire breaks out in her hotel room

Trinamool captured 147 polling booths in Bengal: Left Front

Over 80 percent vote as polling time ends in Bengal

Saradha kingpin's wife, son sent to ED's custody

Bengal records almost 80 percent turnout

Forward Bloc demands repoll in Cooch Behar

Over two-thirds vote in West Bengal

Bloc alleges demands repoll in Cooch Behar

Around 55 percent companies say new jobs will be created in 2014-15

India Inc wants next govt to take bold decisions

Left parties cry rigging, urges EC to act

EC to take step only on specific complaint : Spl Observer

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top