Rail tariff authority gets cabinet nod

The Cabinet on Monday cleared the Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) giving it more teeth than the mere advisory body the Railways had planned to create.

The RTA, to be formed as per this executive order, will advise the Railway ministry on fare revision and freight revision with the caveat that Railways will “ordinarily accept its recommendations”, and in extraordinary cases if Railways disagrees, it will send the recommendations with its observations back to the authority which will review its decision.

Full report here Indian Express


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