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No proposal to hike passenger fare: Lalu

The Railways had earned Rs 1,000 crore when passenger fare was reduced by a rupee last year, Lalu said.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2006 16:28 IST
Press Trust of India
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Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadavhas said on Sunday that there were no immediate proposals to hike ordinary passenger fare.

"By reducing the passenger fare by a rupee, the railways had earned Rs 1,000 crore last year," the ministersaid.

Lalu was on his way to Baripada to inaugurate the 52-kilometre-long Rupsa-Baripada railway line, which was recently converted to a broad-gauge line from a narrow-gauge one.

Referring to the demand made by the local Chamber of Commerce and other organisations for the construction of a railway over-bridge in the area, Yadav said that the work would be taken up after the land was provided for the purpose.

First Published: Jan 29, 2006 16:28 IST