Revenue collection in railways dips: Kharge

Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday said the railways is facing difficulty to achieve its revenue collection target in the last six months due to heavy rain and changes in the travel patterns of the people.

This has resulted in a dip in revenue collection, he claimed.

Speaking to reporters here after inaugurating a new food court and other facilities at Yeshwantpur Railway Station and laying the foundation stone for a road overbridge work near Allalasandra, Kharge said, “There is a deficit of  Rs 3,000 crore due to the dip in the revenue collection and therefore, we are finding it difficult to take up new works. We have initiated measures like increasing the frequency of ticket checking to minimise ticketless travel and revising the railway fare proportionately whenever the fuel prices are hiked.”

Full report here New Indian Express


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