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Railway minister Mukul Roy announces rollback in rail fare hike | Hike in first, second AC fare to stay

Railway minister Mukul Roy announces rollback in rail fare hike | Hike in first, second AC fare to stay


 
New Delhi, Mar 22, 2012(PTI): Newly elected Railway Minister Mukul Roy Thursday replied to the questions raised by MPs on Rail Budget 2012 proposals.
New Railway Minster Mukul Roy rolled back fares for 2nd class, sleeper, AC chair car and Ac 3-tier. PTI Photo
Roy announced rollback in Rail fare hike in Sleeper class, Chair car and 3rd AC while fares in 1st and 2nd AC will remain unchanged.
Earlier Ex-Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi during his Rail budget speech had proposed to hike Rail fares by 2 paise per km in ordinary second class and suburban services; by 3 paise in mail/express second class; 5 paise per km in sleeper class; 10 paise per km in AC 3-tier, AC chair car, and non-AC First Class; 15 paise per km in AC two-tier; and 30 paise per km in AC first class.
This was supposed to be the first hike in passenger fares in 10 years.

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