Railways mein loot hai

The fare for Shatabdi Express has gone from ₹575 to ₹825 from Chandigarh to New Delhi. The complimentary water bottle has gone from 1 ltr to 500 ml. That’s the nationalistic growth in railways. Railways has failed on most parameters in last 4-5 years. more  

View all 26 comments Below 26 comments
At times,especially when you book in advance the train fares on Tejas Express from Mumbai to Delhi is higher than the cheapest air fares!!! No bedding materials at times. Govt is looting the public more  
Lesser water though, is okay, especially when complimentary, as that prevents wastage. Rich can afford buying more on payment. Moreover, see the quantum of plastic generated, which remains an environmental hazard. Regarding fares, railways remains the cheapest transportation means between 2 cities, also the most environmentally friendly. So what gives! more  
Plastic will be generated even in smaller size plastic bottles. So a single bigger size bottle might be a better idea than 2 or 3 smaller size ones. In any case plastic bottles should be banned altogether, if it is a matter of environment. As regards wastage of water, railways should offer an additional 500ml of water bottle within the same cost, once the passenger finishes the first one OR after a definite number of stations. So passengers alighting in between might not need the additional bottle and the second bottle would be only for those who will be travelling till the destination. Also the second bottle can be given at the time of dinner being served as those passengers are likely to complete the journey at the destination.

Railways is certainly the cheapest mode of transportation but only in non-premium trains. In premium trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi, it is no longer the case. Rajdhani has stopped offering soups before dinner and they have also done away with the option of continental food which used to be the case a few years ago. The menu is still the same for lunch, dinner and breakfast after so many decades. All this at a time when dynamic pricing has been introduced in booking of Rajdhani tickets and people end up spending huge amounts especially ahead of festivals / special occasions. more  
Railway is backbone of economy . Railway fares will directly add to the higher cost of everything. We have corporate government rather than welfare government. It should change. more  
At present there is no area where public is not paying extra than they enjoying facilities.We Indians are born to pay taxes every where to fed our rulers no matter, they were Muslims(1000-1400AD), British( 1700- 1947) and now to democratic government. more  
Railway is looter ever since it was born! They are only curtailing the facilities and increasing the fares! There is NO R&D in Railways how to minimize the costs , but they only search the people`s pocket. There should be mass protest . more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Bad railway food

      40 passengers travelling on the Bharat Gaurav train from Chennai to Pune suffered from food poisoning. sources in the Ministry of Railways sat private player is operating the service. T...

      By Shivani Khiste
    • Non reserved coaches for passengers comfort.

      Non reserved coaches can follow prepaid railway card to sweep and book seat just before getting in to train,.These cards can carry the data of adhaar and passenger details to get confirmed ticket a...

    • Slowing down speed of superfast trains

      To make Vande Bharat trains seem fast, other superfast trains are being slowed down. This is the most ridiculous railways move. Read attached and oppose this non sense friends

      By Reeta Kumar
    • How Railways does Swachh bharat mission

      It is attached video. Regular scene in almost 99% of the trains running in IR, Not sure about protocols but this is failure of system, Thousands of tonnes of waste dumped daily on tracks, Who ...

      By Swati M
    • Put an end to eunuchs & unauthorized passengers in reserved compartments.

      I agree with Nimish Mehtaji. There is no control over unreserved passengers barging into sleeper class compartments and pushing the reserved category of passengers towards the corner thereby allowi...

    • Sleeper Class to be converted to General Class

      Some time back Indian Railways has announced that low occupancy Sleeper Class will be converted to General Class during daytime. In my opinion who ever has suggested this is totally unaware of the ...

      By Nimish Mehta
    • चालाक रेलवे

      ट्रेन के AC-3 ईकोनॉमी कोच में अब 72 की जगह 80 बर्थ होंगी। यात्री को ये शानदार सुविधा देने के लिए रेलवे ने जानते हैं क्या किया? • सीट की चौड़ाई घटा दी • लेग स्पे...

      By Amit Mishra
    • Bad state of shatabids

      Bengaluru-Shimoga Jan Shatabdi train AC CC coaches are so old and fit to be condemned. It is dangerous and maintenance is poor. Unhealthy. Can others share their inputs on shatabdi train...

      By Shirisha Kumar
    • Railways has got demand sizing all wrong

      And the attached images tell you the story. Reserved sleeper class people on top of each other and vande bharat others running empty. You know why? Because people instead of paying 3300 for Exec cl...

      By Bharat Lal
    • Bad state of Railways passenger traffic hits 14 yr low

      BRILLIANT Chart is attached and shows us that Railway Passengers are at a 14yr LOW Annual Passengers Travelling by Railways FY04-14: 510cr => 840Cr (+65% in 10yrs)

      By Amit Mishra
    • Vande Bharat not enough ROI

      By travelling on a #mVande Bharat train, you save 14% of your time on average compared to the next best train. But it comes at a high premium: Vande Bharat fares are higher by an averag...

      By Bharat Lal
Enter your email and mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

All My Circles
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)