Southern Railway to launch 'give-up-subsidy' scheme by August 31

  • | Monday | 24th June, 2019

B Anbuselvan ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: The Southern Railway is planning to launch the ‘give it up scheme’ — wherein passengers can opt to give up the subsidy on train tickets — by August 31, according to a circular issued by chief commercial manager K Sankarasubramanian on Friday. The Railways Ministry had announced the launch of this scheme few days back, as part of the 100-day plan to give impetus to big-ticket reforms. Following the circular, commercial officials of six divisions in Tamil Nadu have been ordered to create awareness about the scheme through media, at railway stations and in trains. Similarly, unreserved superfast ticket fare between Chennai and Katpadi will increase roughly by `35 per ticket. The fare list without subsidy will be displayed at all stations in another few weeks,’ said a senior railway official.

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