ADDRESSING THE CATERING RELATED CORRUPTION WOES OF PASSENGERS TRAVELING BY INDIAN RAILWAYS
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On any given day, 12,617 trains run on Indian Railway, carrying lakhs of people from one place to another. Thus, it goes without saying that a simple fraud, can fetch crores and crores of rupees to anyone who's involved.This account of a retired IAS officer, Shivendra K. Sinha will shock about how some systems work and just about how much more we end up paying at the cost of not questioning. Traveling by a train from Visakhapatnam to Howrah in Yesvantpur-Howrah Express, he ordered a veg meal for himself, which was priced at Rs 90.
It just somehow occurred to him that the price of a veg meal, according to Indian Railways standard was too high, which is when he decided to speculate. He then googled and instantly found the rate card on IRCTC's website. He was shocked to see that the actual cost of this meal was rupees 50, whereas it was sold for Rs 90- a whopping difference of Rs 40.
This is a common woe faced by millions of people daily and the Government and the people are ending up paying millions of rupees extra while the government is also on the losing end of such corrupt caterers present all throughout the country.
I suggest the Government to put up the authentic rate charts at places visible to public eye in the coaches ,it should also be made sure that those corrupt people working in the catering department are unable to Tamper with the rate chart and strict monitoring in this regard should also be done at regular intervals.
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