February 27, 2015
Govt did not keep promise of lowering Rail fare: WB CM
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee criticized the Railway Budget saying that the rail fare did not decrease in accordance to the decrease of diesel price, as promised by the Central Government.
The Central Government had said that the rail fares would come down when the prices of petrol and diesel comes down. Although the diesel prices have come down, rail fares have not.
“They have already hiked the rail fares after coming to power. With the decrease in diesel price six to seven times in the last one year, the fares should have been decreased too,” the West Bengal Chief Minister said, adding that by taking credit for not hiking the fare, the Government is trying to fool the people.
She also pointed out that there is no specific allocation for railway projects in West Bengal.