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Mukul Roy withdraws railway passenger fare hike partially

New Delhi, Thu, 22 Mar 2012 ANI

New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): New Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Thursday announced that the hike in passenger fares in the Union Railway Budget of 2012-13 has been withdrawn partially.

Roy, who replaced former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi, said the hike in general, passenger and AC 3 tier travel fares have been annulled.

He however left the AC 2 and 1 class AC hike as it is.

The passenger fare hike announced in Trivedi 's 2012-13 railway budget had created a huge uproar within the UPA alliance last week, with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) demanding an immediate rollback.

The decision cost Dinesh Trivedi his cabinet portfolio. (ANI)

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