5 June : Passengers availing the services of licensed porters at railway stations in the city will now have to shell out more as Railways have made upward revision in porterage rates from 1st June.
The revision has been carried out with an aim to dissuade the coolies from “over charging” and in view of the inflationary trend, said a Northern Railway spokesperson.
As per the revision, passengers with luggage weighing up to 40 kg per will be charged Rs 40 instead of Rs 25.
Further, the passenger will be charged this amount if he is availing the service lasting not more than 20 minutes.
Likewise, waiting charges after 20 minutes for every half an hour has been revised from Rs 25 to Rs 40.
The revised charges will be applicable in stations under Delhi Division of Northern Railway including Delhi, New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Ghaziabad, Delhi Shahdara, Delhi Cantt., Anand Vihar Terminal and Delhi Sarai Rohilla stations etc.
In case of group II stations under the Delhi division, the charges have been similarly revised from Rs 14 to Rs 25.
Charges have also been revised on availing wheel chairs for carrying sick persons.In case of major stations, it has been revised from Rs 35 to Rs 55 and in other stations, it has been revised from Rs 25 to Rs 40.