In a bid to reduce burden over on the Indian Railways, around 8.60 lakh senior citizens have given up subsidy that was given to them. The ‘Give it up’ campaign was started in July this year in the wake of a huge loss of Rs 35,000 crore per year that railways had to suffer.
Between July 22 and October 22, the data that has been collected reflects that over 9 lakh senior citizens gave up their subsidy out of the total of 169 lakh senior citizens. This number is just 5 per cent of the total number of people who traveled.
Over nine lakh senior citizens have voluntarily given up their ticket subsidies and thereby helping the Indian Railways save around Rs 40 crore. Read More…
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