Railway fare hike gets mix reactions

CNN-IBN | Jan 10, 2013 at 03:58pm


Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday announced an across-the-board hike in fares of all classes to net an additional Rs 6,600 crore a year. The new fares will be effective from January 21 midnight. The announcement, which was a made only about a month ahead of the Railway Budget, is the first such increase in railway fares in nearly a decade.