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I would disagree with u a bit..if railways are responsible for looking after their empoyees then they are the only one who are also responsible for providing basic amenities to the passengers because we are paying or t:
I agree with pallavi here. When you are paying for a service, the least you can expect is it's worth the value. So it does come under the purview of increase in fares.
The railway budget is good in the sense that the increased fares will help in better execution of the proposed plans. This has been the handicap of our system where only the favor of the public is sought and no heed is paid to the long term objectives. This is evident from the fact that the fare was increased after a decade for fear of a backlash (which is evidently brewing).
So the hike might be a pinch but in the long run it'll translate into better services.
But I am of the opinion that the lower classes should have been spared.
As it is the conditions of second class compartments are pretty bad. Unless the same are improved, the hike in fares for lower class will be meaningless.