Fares on track, no plans to hike them: Kharge

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Published Dec 24, 2013, 5:44 pm IST
Updated Mar 19, 2019, 2:23 am IST
Facelift for Yelahanka station.
Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge at the Rail Wheel Factory at Yelahanka in Bengaluru on Monday.
 Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge at the Rail Wheel Factory at Yelahanka in Bengaluru on Monday.

Bangalore: Railway Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday said there are no plans for revision of train fares for now.

"There is no proposal  for a revision of fares" he told reporters during his visit to the Rail Wheel Factory here. Kharge said passenger fares will be adjusted according to the cost of fuel every six months, but for now there is no proposal.

 

The minister announced that Yelahanka Railway Station will have 4-5 additional platforms. “The work will start in 15-20 days at a cost of 18 crore. This will help ease traffic from Banaswadi and Yeshwantpur,” said Kharge.

The Union minister  announced some major projects “A unit will be constructed at Yadgir at an initial cost of 75 crores for manufacturing spare parts of Linke Holfmann Busch (LHB). The unit is aimed at meeting the requirements of the spare parts of coach factories at Rae Bareli, Kapurthala and Perambur. 

The state government will hand over 150 acres to the railways and if the land is acquired on time, work will start from February 2014.” Besides, 3.5 acres will be handed over by BBMP to Railways in Binny Mills where a workshop for maintenance of coaches will be set up.  

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Location: Karnataka




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