Due to pressure from Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, the UPA government on Thursday announced a partial rollback of railway fares to grant relief to the “burdened aam admi”.
Terming the hike by his predecessor Dinesh Trivedi “unjustified” and an act against the masses, new railway minister Mukul Roy withdrew the hike in passenger fares for second class suburban and non-suburban, Sleeper, AC Chair Car and AC 3-tier which was announced last week.
However, fares of AC 2-tier and AC-I, presumed to be used by the rich, which were increased by 15 paise per km and 30 paise per km respectively, remained untouched.
But in West Bengal Didi has hiked Electricity bill up to 29%, nearly 3times hike in last six months and Milk has been increased by 6Rs and expected to increase 4 Rs in the near future. In Kolkatta, tram charges are also hiked! Left parties are questioning the principle of Didi..