Is it morally possible for govt to stop hoarding & black marketing when itself resorts surge pricing
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Indian Railways which used to be poor man's everything, and still, lifeline of people in many places and situations has now become the bloodsucker in recent days. The present NDA govt gets full credit of that. First it was the Tatkal. Earlier there was just a few seats earmarked for Emergency Quota. All the remaining seats were issued n reservation, firt come first served. But now Tatkal is another legitimate way of looting and exploiting vulnerable, helpless customers. Almost 40 per cent seats are earmarked for Tatkal. This unnecessary makes long waiting list, cancellations and desperation. Railway earns from the tears of ordinary people. Then came the premium trains. All the earlier governments used to provide holiday specials in peak seasons at the same fare of other regular trains. But the present NDA government saw a cash cow. They started exploiting urgent and needy, but helpless people by literally fleecing them.
And Now Shatabdi and Rajdhani being brought for surge pricing. There was a big cry when the online taxis in Delhi resorted to surge pricing. Indian Railways has become "modern day SHYLOCK". I thankfully recall Lalu Prasad who at least reduced one rupee in a ticket.
When the government itself is resorting to fleecing helpless vulnerable people by surge pricing and dynamic pricing, has it got any moral right to catch and punish black marketers, hoarders and those who exceed prescribed MRP? The government is indirectly encouraging all these.
I want to cry 'Lalu lao railways(janata) bachao'