HIKE IN COST OF PLATFORM TICKETS IN SELECTED RAIL STATIONS :
- It is to raise revenue ,
- Control the Crowd in stations .
But question arises why in selected Stations only ? And why such a huge hike to Rs. 50 / No doubt Railways needs to increase the Revenue for running the Establishment with a good Operating Ratio rather than at the present scenario (Railways operating ratio of 98.44 per cent in 2017-18, worst in last 10 years: CAG)Read more at:https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/railways/railways-operating-ratio-of-98-44-pc-in-2017-18-worst-in-last-10-years- )
Has Railway gone out of ideas than to raise the PLATFORM TICKET FARE , CANCELLATION CHARGES . Can’t they pick up ideas posted in many resource and Response posts in the Make Railways Better ? Just Some for example ,
* Make sure that every one who enters the station other than the Railway Employees performing duties in that Station buy Platform ticket and enter . Just have a count of the number of outlets / inlets into the station , and make sure that some one is posted there to check the entry . Help for such personnel should reach in time in case they face problems & resistance . THAT ALONE WILL GIVE THE RAILWAYS WHAT REVENUE THEY WANT AND STRAIGHT AWAY PREVENT UNAUTHERIZED PEOPLE ENTERING . There by - stop thefts , child lifting - Unauthorized using the furniture depriving the Legitimate travelers - We see so many lying down and sleeping in the passages Platforms , obstructing the genuine , passengers’ path.
* Transit Passengers time to stay shouldn’t be more than 2 hours , if beyond 2 hours they should compulsorily stay in the Paid waiting halls (this welcome practice is being followed in some stations – welcome )
WHY THE RAILWAYS SHOULD TAX ONLY THE LAW ABIDING AND LEAVE THE REST SCOT FREE . more