Thursday, January 10, 2013

DYFI - SFI oppose Rail fare hike

The Central Executive Committees of the Democratic Youth Federation of India and the Students federation of India strongly oppose the all-round hike in rail fares announced by the railway minister.

In a rare decision just a month ahead of the Budget, Railway minister Pawan Kumar

Bansal, today announced an across-the-board hike in fares of all classes from midnight of January 21, the first such increase in a decade. The minister while announcing the decision did not rule out a hike in the freight tariff.

By raising price of diesel, cooking gas and now rail fare, UPA government has shown its real face to voters. The hike in the fares of second class, sleeper and suburban fares is particularly unjustified as they will burden the ordinary people who are already suffering from all-round price rise. We demand the immediate withdrawal of the fare hikes.

The CEC of DYFI and SFI calls upon all its units to organize protests against the new burden being imposed on the people

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