TMC demands rollback of railway, Metro fare hike
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal demanded an immediate rollback of the fare price hike of the railways and Metro railways in Kolkata on Thursday.
Dubbing the recent hike in railways as well as Metro Railways tickets as anti-people, TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay said at a rally in the city, ‘This fare hike is anti-people and it must be withdrawn.’
Party MP Suvendu Adhikari, state transport minister Madan Mitra and other TMC MLAs were present at the rally which took off from College Square and ended at the Sealdah station.
Bandopadhyay, a former union minister of state, claimed that the railway ministry decided put on hold the fare hikes of the city’s Metro Railway following protests by his party a few days ago. ‘The Metro is also used by the people who come from the rural and semi urban sector. Under no circumstances can the ticket prices be allowed to increase’, said TMC MP Sisir Adhikary.