Rajya SabhaLok Sabha

April 7, 2017

Manish Gupta speaks on the dignity of the railway system getting affected by random advertisements

Manish Gupta speaks on the dignity of the railway system getting affected by random advertisements

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Sir, the Hon. Railway Minister has spoken in his reply about a new advertising policy, meaning thereby advertising internally and externally in trains. But we have seen from past experience that if public space is taken up for advertising, it clutters up the eyeline. The entire environment, the proximate environment is affected.

Now, in the name of earning revenue, whether that revenue will have a direct effect on passenger fares or not, is an issue which has not being focused here. The issue is, is the Railways going to bring in safeguards to see that the beauty and the dignity of the railway system is not jeopardised by random advertisements?