As per RTI details, passenger fare in Indian Railways is highly subsidised and revenue generated from this is less than the operation cost.
Parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal, UP, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh come under the five divisions of Northern Railway, which reported maximum loss of over Rs 22.58 crore.
Earlier a job in the Railways was an honour, today there are no jobs in the Railways. Soon, the Railways will no longer be what it was earlier, the Congress leader said in a tweet.
The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited is a joint venture of the solar energy Corporation of India and Madhya Pradesh's Urja Vikas Nigam.
The proposed DFV will be linked with dedicated freight corridors to facilitate movement of freight cargos to different parts of country.
Sources said that as on April 2021, nearly 48,881 km of tracks had been electrified and solar panels on the roofs of more than a thousand railway stations have been installed for renewable energy.
The railways has also directed the IRCTC’s CMD to intimate the zonal railways about the exact date from which onboard catering services with cooked foods will be resumed.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the service providers, private or government-owned, would decide the fares, but the railways will keep a close watch to ensure these are not too high.
The railways minister said these trains could be run both by the private sector as well as the IRCTC.
Responding to RTI revelation which said that almost four-crore senior citizens were forced pay full fare since March 2020, he described this as a 'very unfornunate situation'.