Kolkata: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Sunday said the huge funds required for implementing safety measures in railways cannot be generated by fare hike alone and the Centre must give a huge budgetary support for it.
"I am certainly concerned about safety. And, we require huge money for safety. I think the Railways have outlived its utility as of now. We have to rebuild the entire railway system in the country almost all over again. And, I must tell you, fare hike is a very small portion of it," Trivedi told newsmen on the sidelines of a function at the Howrah station.
Asked whether his Ministry was mulling a fare hike through a safety cess, he said it was one of the suggestions of the Safety Committee....more
05:31 AM, Feb 20, 2012