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Govt hikes rail fares by 14.2% with effect from June 25


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The hike — 14.2% in all classes of passenger fares and 6.5% in freight charges — is effective June 25 and will also apply to tickets purchased in advance for journeys commencing on or after that date. The difference in fare for such advance tickets will be collected by ticket examiners during the journey.

Coming ahead of the full railway budget next month, the announcement was greeted with loud protests by leaders across the political spectrum, with some warning it would fuel inflation.

“The government has imposed burdens on the ‘aam aadmi’ who voted them to power,” Congress leader Manish Tewari said. Tamil Nadu and Odisha chief ministers J Jayalalithaa and Naveen Patnaik strongly opposed the ‘anti-poor, anti-people’ hike and demanded a roll-back.

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