The CPI(M) would like to caution the people that this is a prelude to extending ‘flexi pricing’ to other trains as well in the coming days. This would in turn mean imposition of severe burdens on the vast majority of our people who are already suffering from high inflation, low wages, growing unemployment and other miseries.
Railway Fare Hike
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly opposes the all-round hike in rail fares announced by the railway minister. The hike in the fares of second class, sleeper and suburban fares is particularly unjustified as they will burden the ordinary people who are already suffering from all-round price rise.