Some studies have claimed that the Indian Railways will charge passengers extra for sleeping in the course of the journey, in a bid to get in additional. According to the claims, an extra 10% charge might be levied on those that sleep throughout their journey.
But, what’s the truth?
According to PIB Fact Check, the declare is fake. It stated that the Railway Board was solely provided the stated suggestion. No such announcement has been made, it added.
Meanwhile, the report has additionally claimed that the worth of bedrolls, provided in AC coaches, ought to be elevated. The Railways, nonetheless, didn’t react to this declare.
Earlier, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) had stated that it has not elevated the worth of platform tickets in any station in its jurisdiction. The price of platform tickets has not too long ago been elevated by as much as Rs 50 in a variety of stations throughout the nation and the railways stated that it’s a “momentary” measure geared toward stopping crowding in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
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