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Railway fare hike necessary because of financial situation: Min

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 22:32

Addressing a gathering after flagging off Visakhapatnam-Chennai and Visakhapatnam-Shirdi weekly express trains here, the Minister said, "It is necessary to increase the train fares as the financial position of the Railways is not sound. It is essential to up the fares to take up developmental activities and to provide amenities to the commuters."