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Sibal turns to poetry to censure surge pricing of rail tickets

Friday, Sep 9, 2016,11:48 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Congress leader Kapil Sibal Thursday turned lyrical while targeting the government over the surge pricing of rail tickets, a move that has come under sharp attack from the Opposition.

“why surge pricing? are incomes rising? or is it that you do not care, for those who only stand and stare,” the former Union Minister posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Passengers travelling by Rajdhani, Shatadbi and Duronto trains will have to shell out between 10 and 50 per cent more under a dynamic surge pricing system to be introduced from September 9.

While 10 per cent of the seats will be sold in the normal fare in the beginning, it will go on increasing by 10 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths sold with a ceiling of 50 per cent.

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