After the government introduced the surge pricing system on the Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains on Wednesday, there was slamming from politicians on this move. The decision also experienced a wave of anger from Twitterati.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal opposed the surge pricing and demanded that it should be rolled back.
I am in shatabdi rt now. Spoke to several people. Everyone is against Modi Govt’s surge pricing https://t.co/D1iapYa4PU
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 8, 2016
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia while replying to Rahul Kanwal on twitter said that railways are also for those who are not rich and every common man is not rich.
अरे आप तो भड़क गए! कर लीजिए जस्टिफाई. वैसे ये गाड़ियां उनके ये भी हैं जो रिच नहीं हैं। हर आम आदमी रिच नहीं होता है। https://t.co/vO45hVH4BW
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) September 7, 2016
The Congress party said that surge pricing is a ‘preposterous move by the government’. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rail surge pricing saying Modi’s model is “rob common people and give relief to some industry friends”.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav also took a jibe saying common man is not expecting such decisions from the government.
प्रभु जी ऐसी लीलाएँ मत करिए। ऐसी लीलाओं से तो आम आदमी मर जाएगा। प्रजा को क्रोध नहीं कृपा चाहिए pic.twitter.com/WYNLDXiyZQ
— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) September 8, 2016
Congress MLA Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted that surge pricing is Modi government’s ugly gift to India, during festival season.
The announcement received a strong reaction from Twitterati –
Surge pricing for a public sector monopoly like Railways is unfair. BTW Govt.feels Pvt.sector Uber&Ola should not do it but Rlys can?
— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) September 8, 2016
why surge pricing?
are incomes rising?
or is it that
you do not
stand and stare
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) September 8, 2016
Insensitive decision of surge pricing in many trains is a big shock for the people already burdened with the rising price of key commodities
— Kaushal K Vidyarthee (@vidyarthee) September 8, 2016
Our Dynamic politicians have cracked the deficit code. Every monopoly product will now be under surge pricing. Petrol, electricity, water..
— R. Balakrishnan (@BalakrishnanR) September 8, 2016
Railway surge pricing will only hurt the middle class which is almost already being taxed to death.While the Mallyas of the country get away
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) September 8, 2016