Indian Railway may Hike User Fee for Redevelopment of Stations
To raise funds for the redevelopment of railway stations, Indian Railway may charge user fees of up to Rs 35 as part of train fares.
However, the railway ministry stated that no final decision has been taken on the amount of the user fee to be hiked.
Reportedly, the user fee will vary according to the class - it would range between Rs 10 and Rs 35 with a higher price for AC first-class passengers.
Speaking to G Plus, NF Railway CPRO
Subhanan Chanda said, "We have not received any information yet regarding the hiking of the price. If it's a part of the bill then it has to get the nod of the cabinet, before getting implemented."
Earlier, the railways had clarified that user fee would be levied only across stations which will be redeveloped and those that have high footfalls.
Railway Board CEO VK Yadav addressing a press conference on 17th September said that the Centre will soon issue a notification regarding the user charges for the stations.
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- Indian Railway User Fee
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