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Protest against rail fare hike

  • Congress, CST, Railway fares, Hike

    Congress workers protesting against the Union government over proposed hike in railway fares at CST Railway Station in Mumbai. Saamana, party's mouthpiece, in an edotorial said, "Compared to the railway systems in developed countries in Europe, Russia, the US, ours resembles a 'khatara gaadi'. Our railway stations, railway tracks, signals etc. are in a horrible state. Crowds have increased but new routes have barely been introduced and whatever the British had built, we continue to overload it. It alleged that in the past 15-20 years, all the railway ministers simply looted it and those (railway ministers) hailing from Bihar gave it a "Yadavi" (clannish) tone.

  • Congress, CST, Railway fares, Hike

    Congress workers protesting against the Union government over proposed hike in railway fares at CST Railway Station in Mumbai. An editorial in Saamana noted that the government has said the hike was intended to provide safety, security and comfort to the passengers, but the people and opposition parties are not convinced.

  • Congress, Bhubaneswar

    Congress workers stop an express train during a protest against railway fares in Bhubaneswar. "BJP came to power promising that the wrong precedents set by the previous government would be set right..... The urgency shown in hiking passenger fare by 14.2 per cent will greatly impact the poor and middle classes, says DMK chief M Karunanidhi.

  • Congress

    Congress workers protesting against the Union government over proposed hike in railway fares at CST Railway Station in Mumbai. The government"s decision to hike passenger rail fares and freight rates may end up pushing up inflation by up to 50 basis points. Poor rains may have a further adverse impact on inflation, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch India Economic Watch report dated June 23rd.

  • Congress

    Congress workers protesting against the Union government over the proposed hike in railway fares at CST Railway Station in Mumbai. Amid protests by major opposition parties against steep hike in rail fare and freight rates, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the decision was 'inevitable' for the survival of the railways considering its mounting losses.

  • Chikamagalur, Congress

    Congress members protesting against rail fare hike in Chikamagalur, Karnataka. Former Prime Minister and JD-S chief H D Deve Gowda said, “In spite of the present Prime Minister fighting Lok Sabha elections on major issues including price rise, the Railway Minister has gone ahead with the announcement of increasing passenger fare hike, which will have many implications.

  • SUCI, Petrol, Diesel, Hike

    SUCI activists staging a demonstration against proposed hike in railway fares and increase in tax on petrol and diesel in Bhubaneswar. The Congress and the CPI (M) on Saturday took to the streets in the national capital protesting the “massive” rail fare hike and demanding its immediate rollback, saying the government’s decision would lead to a rise in the prices of essential commodities.

  • Congress, Faridabad

    Congress party workers stop a train during a demonstration against hike in railway fares at Faridabad Railway Station. "It is a massive hike. How can they increase the fair just a couple of weeks before the Budget Session of Parliament. People who used to talk about achche din (good days) before the elections are today talking about bitter medicines,” says Congress party's Delhi unit chief Arvinder Singh Lovely

  • SUCI, Guwahati

    Members of SUCI protest against the proposed hike in the railway fares in Guwahati. "The decision to hike fares was mooted during the UPA regime. Railways was on the verge of getting closed due to the mounting losses. In such a situation something had to be done," Gadkari told reporters.

  • SUCI, Jantar Mantar

    SUCI (Socialist Unity Centre of India) activists protest against the hike in railway fares at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Scores of Congress workers, led by party's Delhi unit chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, held a demonstration in the Janakpuri area of West Delhi and clashed with police. Police had to use water canon when protesters tried to break barricades.

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