Social Media Executive
Yes, this was a technique to generate funds. Otherwise such a wise decision of rolling back cannot be taken easily.
It was an unpopular decision, directly increasing by 14.2 per cent in all classes while freight charges were hiked by 6.5 per cent and then bringing it back to normal was a complete government tactic.
Public Relations Executive
No, I do not think so as the government has just come into force and they need to implement new strategies to develop the nation.
Railways are the lifeline of Mumbaikars and if the rates would have gone up, the poor would become poorer so even if the government has generated funds it does not really matter.
It is not possible to blame the government, the best thing is the rates are rolled back.