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Flight-Like User Charges For Train Travel To Be Charged Soon

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The national transporter across its 700-1050 stations is considering levying nominal user charges for generating additional revenues. Earlier the railways was mulling levy of such charges on passengers using 50 modernised stations.

Flight-Like User Charges For Train Travel To Be Charged Soon
 

Amitabh Kant, Niti Aayog CEO, on Thursday the idea is to offer 50 stations for modernization. And a pre-decided and nominal user charge will be notified and shall be amount to a big burden on travelers. "We are looking at a close to ₹1 trillion investment. RFQ (request for qualification) for 10 stations have been floated. Eight stations (including Gwalior and Surat) received overwhelming participation (from private investors)," Kant said at a virtual press conference.

And so, this airport like user fee will be charged for railway stations based on footfalls and not shall be restricted just to modern stations.

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