Won't allow hike in rail fares: Mamata
   

Won't allow hike in rail fares: Mamata

Won't allow hike in rail fares: Mamata         Nandigram: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC boss Mamata Banerjee declared Wednesday that she will not allow any hike in railway fares proposed in the Railway Budget by her own nominee Dinesh Trivedi, the Railway Minister.

"We will not not allow rail fares to be hiked," she told a public meeting here, hours after Trivedi had proposed an across-the-board hike in passenger fares to raise Rs.4,000 crore extra this year.

Stating that she was not aware of the move to raise the fares, Banerjee asserted, "I assure you we will not accept this fare hike."

Asked about Banerjee's statement, Trivedi said, "I will try to convince her."

PTI
First Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 17:52
 
 
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