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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Railways

DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAYS

 

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2401

TO BE ANSWERED ON 24.07.2009  

Shortage of Licensed Porters.

2401.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

  

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-

(a)       whether it is a fact that there is a shortage of licensed porters at almost all the major railway stations in the country, which is causing hardship, particularly to the elderly persons and ladies;

(b)       the extent of shortage of porters at Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore railway stations as on 30th June, 2009, with reference to the sanctioned strength alongwith the reasons therefor; and

(c)       the steps proposed to be taken to improve the situation so that the passengers are not exploited by the porters in connivance with railway staff ? 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI E. AHAMED)

(a) to (c) : The sanctioned strength and shortage of licensed porters at Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore railway stations are as under:

Name of stations      Sanctioned strength of LPs                         Shortage

Bangalore                             300                                                                51

Mangalore                            20                                                                   10

Mysore                                   71                                                                   38