Centre may impose rail safety tax

New Delhi: The Railways might impose a safety cess on tickets to garner revenue to shore up passenger safety amenities. This move is likely to have a direct impact on the price of tickets. The Railways have seen a spurt in derailments over the past six months.

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu said on Tuesday that passengers will have to provide support for raising funds for the “Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh” for improving the safety of the country’s rail network.

He said the Railways were providing all facilities to passengers and he was hopeful passengers will also be ready to provide support for the kind of investments the Railways were undertaking.

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