New Delhi: The substantial increase in diesel prices has certainly upset Railways which has now initiated measures to overcome the deficit.

The cash-strapped railways have decided to raise the cloak room and locker charges. Passengers will have to shell out more for keeping their belongings in the cloak rooms and lockers from February 1. Notably, Railways have not revised the cloak room and locker charges since 2001.

As per the revised charges, a passenger will now have to pay Rs 20 for keeping his/her belongings in the locker at railway stations for 24 hours.  Earlier, Railways used to charge mere Rs 5 for the same.

Similarly, the cloak room charge has been revised from Rs 10 to Rs 15. Railway Board has issued a circular in this regard on January 23.

Earlier, Railways hiked the fares of all classes aiming to mop up Rs 6600 crore annually. Out of it, Railways will now have to spend Rs 3,300 crore on diesel.


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