Moving the resolution, Chatterjee described the highest ever increase in the fare to be unexpected and unprecedented. The resolution that was supported by leader of opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra of the Communist Party of India-Marxist will be sent to the Centre in the form of a letter urging them to roll back the rail fare hike.

Meanwhile, the ruling Trinamool Congress, which has announced a week-long agitation across the state against the hike, on Monday took out a protest rally in the city. The CPI-M-led Left Front held protest demonstrations in a large number of railway stations of all the 19 districts on Saturday.

(Agencies)

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