This report in The Hindu on expenditure on MRTS stations gives a distorted picture about the running of the system.
For one, there are insufficient trains for several hours in a day (20 minute waiting times – see post on timetable on this blog), so it is strange to say the system does not earn revenue (revenue without trains?).
Again, it quotes Railways as saying to maintain the suburban stations costs less. As a matter of fact, they are hardly maintained, so it is surprising that several lakhs are shown as expenditure towards the suburban stations each year. What we need is stories from the ground, that look at the reality, rather than reprinting of official claims. http://beta.thehindu.com/news/states/…
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