Train rates will rise at midnight on Tuesday (12). As a result, the minimum train fare would be hiked from Rs.10 to Rs.20.
According to Gagani Liyanage, the Head of the Government Printing Press, the Gazette Notification about the increase in railway rates has been delivered to the Government Printing Press for printing.
The trains currently charge only 20 to 24 percent of the bus price. The higher rail charge is less than half the price of the current bus fare.
According to a Railway Department spokesman, the Department’s cost has skyrocketed as a result of the diesel price hike. However, our revenue has not increased significantly. “Passengers already use this service at a low cost,” he explained.
“As a result, a policy decision was made authorizing the department to raise railway rates,” he continued.