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Corruption eating into the vitals of railways
The unavailability of ticket is not because of increase in population but because of brokers who preside near Pahar Ganj railway station (New Delhi) where every type of ticket is available whether it is Sleeper, A/C2 Tier or 3 Tier or even tatkal.
THE RAILWAYS were made for the convenience of common people and the whistling sound of the steam engine is unforgettable. But with time everything changed and the railways is now turning to be inconvenient.

We do believe that everything changes with time and even the railway took a knock. The main aim of the railway was to make long journeys easier, but with every change of railway minister, it has become tougher, wherever these ministers are elected from, they run a train from that state putting us back into the British era following divide and rule. Indian railway is believed to be the fourth largest in network and it is the backbone of Indian economy. But with corruption, this bone is eroding. Ministers are busy in pleasing the people of their state as they are the vote bank, overlooking the hardships that people of other states.


Visiting New Delhi station ,Sarojini Nagar, AIIMS railway counters one can easily find out how corruption is penetrating the backbone, people coming from different part of India are unable to get back to their home because of unavailability of tickets, they wait in queue since 4am in hope that today fortune may favor, but within 10 minutes of the ticket counter opening the hope changes to hope for next day,

 
The unavailability of ticket is not because of increase in population but because of brokers who preside near Pahar Ganj railway station (New Delhi) where every type of ticket is available whether it is Sleeper, A/C2 Tier or 3 Tier or even tatkal . But you have to pay double the price, which is far beyond the reach of people with low income.

 
It is time that we elect a railway minister from India and who will work for Indians and not just for a particular state. If we still keep on electing ministers on state basis, the day will not be far that India will be known by new name United States Of India. To add to all this some politicians like Raj Thackeray and Varun Gandhi, have already harmed the unity of India and the rest will be done by these railway minister so choice lies with the common people to make a good use of the election process.


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