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Railways await PM's nod for fare hike

Railways is waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nod to go ahead with the proposed hike in passenger fare and freight rate.

Railway passenger fare hiked by 14.2% from May 20

The railway board on Friday hiked the monthly season ticket fares by about 14 percent with effect from May 20 across all classes which is likely to push up the fares in suburban trains to 100 percent.

Rail fare hike proposal under examination: Kharge

A proposal to increase rail fare is under examination and a decision will be taken shortly, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said.

Tirupur exporters body welcomes rail budget

The Tirupur Exporters' Association (TEA) said the sparing of any increase in passenger fare would be beneficial for the hosiery town as a large number of people travelled there for employment.