INDIAN ECONOMY INDIAN ECONOMY AND JOB CREATION TO SHOOT UP
IT IS ALSO GOOD NEWS TO THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL, AND IN PARTICULAR FOR THE CHILDREN, PROFESSIONALS WHY EVEN THE SENIORS.
Of course not all Rail Travelers are not business like & stiff-necked. There are Children who feel let free and enjoy the outing, yet some like to see the scenery like village side, geographic locations and so on.
AND DO NOT FORGET THE OLDIES, RICH OR POOR WHO LONG TO VISIT A TOWN WHERE THEIR CHILDREN LIVE. THE SIDE ATTRACTION IS TO VISIT A RELATIVE OR 2 OR FRIENDS IN THAT TOWN TOO.
THIS WILL INCREASE THE OCCUPANY RATES ON WEEKDAYS
A few changes have been made which presents a mixed bag. Some are more acceptable and most welcome. Some may not be received with the same spirit. Let us start from the ones that may be welcome:
i)Not providing Linen from the COVID period to continue. – Covid was one highly transmissible dangerous virus infection. To continue the system will be good not only for COVID, also for so many other infections , Viral, Bacterial, and skin infections – So Bring your own Linen, don’t blame the Railways. – THAT IS TO AVOID THE INNUMERABLE COMPLLAINTS WE MADE ABOUT THE QUALITY & CLEANLINESS OF THE LINNEN. – BUT RAILWAYS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BERTHS AND COMPARTMENTS INCLUDING THE TOILETS BASINS ARE CLEANED, DISINFECTED WELL NOW, NOT AS BEFORE COVID PERIOD.
ii) Each Zonal Railways is directed to make its own arrangements. This means decentralization. This will be most welcome by the regional states. The number of complaints from the Customers will come down drastically.
Now some tinkering for the newly proposed changes :
i) What is the need for Categorizing the trains as special and Re - renumber? As it is we have Categorized the trains into Express, Passenger .Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duranto etc. all give expected increase in revenue. Why add more? – IT IS PERFECTLY OKAY TO HAVE HOLIDAY SPECIAL, FESTIVAL SPECIAL, PILGRIMAGE SPECIAL AND CHARGE.
ii) It is also on the cards to remove Senior Citizen Concession. All senior Citizens can not be categorized together. There are lots and lots of Senior Citizens who do not have pension, very meagre savings or no savings at all, without employment to give them something for their sustenance. Who do they depend on – only on the children whom they brought up. There are children and children, some really feel happy to support their aged Parents traveling. NOT ALL. Even the Parents of the supporting children feel guilty when their children are ready to spend. THERE EVEN A SMALL CONCESSON EVEN 20% WILL GO A LONG WAY. BUT NEVER NEVER KEEP INCREASING THE CONCESSION FOR ELECTION BENEFITS – THE OPPOSITION ALSO. more