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The Railway Minister stated in crystal clear words and phrases in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday that the elderly and sportspersons will no lengthier be provided exemption in rail fares. He explained that still the govt bears fifty percent of the rental price tag. In the 12 months 2019-20, an expenditure of Rs 1667 crore was incurred owing to the concession specified to the elderly. In the 12 months 2018-19, an expenditure of Rs 1636 crore was incurred.
The Railway Minister, even so, also knowledgeable that the Railways has ongoing to give concession in fares for four categories of people with disabilities, 11 categories of clients and students.
The variety of passengers reduced for the duration of the Corona period
According to the facts, the amount of senior citizens traveling in reserved classes all through 2019-2020, 2021-22 was 6.18 crore, 1.90 crore and 5.55 crore respectively. The decrease in the range of travellers in the senior citizens category in the final two a long time is in all probability thanks to Kovid-19.
Catering company costs transform
Let us inform you that earlier the railways experienced also produced changes in an additional provider. Railways experienced manufactured some variations in its charges concerning catering service in quality trains. According to the new policies, now if you do not ebook the home in advance, then the meals in trains will be expensive. You will have to spend an more assistance charge of Rs.50/-. Even so, following the controversy above this, tea acquired exemption in trains.
Order put on Chinese company for wheels of LHB coaches
The authorities explained to parliament that Railways has put an order to procure 39,000 wheels for LHB coaches from Chinese manufacturer Taiyuan, 1 share stage larger than what a Ukrainian company experienced made available.
The Railway Minister mentioned that due to the ongoing war involving Russia and Ukraine, supplies underneath ongoing contracts with corporations there were influenced. Before acceptance letter for 30,000 wheels of LHB coaches was issued by M/s KLW, a Ukraine primarily based maker.
The Railway Minister educated that a deal was struck with the Chinese agency to offer with the crisis of wheels for LHB coaches. The minister reported the Chinese organization is registered with the Section for Marketing of Business and Interior Trade (DPIIT) for wheels for LHB coaches, as per the land boundary plan of the Govt of India.