After Pushkaralu, Hindus harassed by hike in railway fare for Kumbh Mela at Nashik

Nashik (Maharashtra) : It has been observed that the elected representatives of people are unaware of increase in fare implemented by Railway on the occasion of Simhastha Parva.

Owing to such increase in fare, Hindu devotees will have to spend more money on this pilgrimage. Elected representatives were contacted to know their opinion on such hike in fare when it was observed that they were not aware of the hike.A senior elected representative touring the district was asked about the exploitation of devotees through such hike, he said, “I have not received any information on this subject. I will gather detailed information and tell you. If there is such hike, we will meet the concerned persons and force to withdraw such hike.”

Another representative said, “I haven’t read about it anywhere; but if it is so, we will talk to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu for immediate cancellation of such hike.”

Another elected representative holding high post in the organization when contacted, listened to what was told to him and said that he would contact in half an hour; but he has not contacted so far on his own.

If elected representatives show such indifference towards financial exploitation of Hindus, it would not be possible to stop the increase in fares, stated devotees. (It is not enough to express worry; but the concerned persons should be taken to task, in lawful manner ! – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat)

Railway Administration has fixed rates of tickets for ‘Simhastha’ special long-distance trains like for ‘tatkal’ booking system; therefore, devotees will have to shell out Rs. 175 to 420 more for ‘Simhastha’ special trains as compared to usual trains. Besides, any devotee booking railway ticket from Nashik for any train, will have to pay Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 more than the usual rate.

Mumbai : Millions of Hindu devotees will visit Nashik for ‘Simhastha Parva’ and to facilitate the devotees to go to Nashik, railway administration has announced 15 additional trains; besides increasing fare. Difference between fares for ‘Simhastha’ special trains and regular trains will be about Rs. 175 to Rs. 420. Any ticket for any train booked from Nashik will cost Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 more than the usual fare. Such decision is a ploy to impose restrictions on Hindus from celebrating their religious festivals and is quite infuriating.

The Government should immediately withdraw increase in railway fares implemented on the occasion of ‘Simhastha Parva’ is our persistent demand. Pro-Hindu organizations will stage agitations if the Government did not cancel the increase in fares immediately.

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat