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Opposition parties dubs dynamic surge pricing as “anti-people”

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016,11:24 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Opposition political parties Thursday criticised the Modi government’s decision to introduce dynamic surge pricing system on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains, dubbing it as “anti-people” and an “illegal” move aimed at “stealing” money from public pockets.

The Congress dubbed the dynamic surge pricing system on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains, as “anti-people” and an “illegal” move aimed at “stealing” money from public pockets.

“Overburdening the common man by surge pricing formula in garb of dynamic fare reflects the anti-people mindset of Modi government.

“While the courts have quashed the entire surge pricing concept as arbitrary and excessively burdening the consumer in case of Uber and Ola cabs, Modi government seems to have borrowed this ‘illegal’ profiteering idea with a view to steal money from pockets of people of India,” AICC incharge of media department Randeep Surjewala said.

Describing the proposed dynamic surge pricing system as as “another way to loot public”, Janata Dal Spokesperson K C Tyagi said, “Railways is in perpetual loss.

No facilities or safety measures have been strengthened in trains. But still they hiked the fares.”

He said “bad days are ahead for common man as good days are passe now”.

CPI national secretary D Raja said this will be a burden on the people.

“Government should have had made some announcement in the budget that they intend to increase. They have taken people by surprise. People are not aware of such hikes. Already, there is confusion whether there will be a separate budget or it will be part of general budget. This is a burden on people.”

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