1. Indian Railways to introduce flexi-fare system for Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto

Indian Railways to introduce flexi-fare system for Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto

In line with the aviation sector, Indian Railways is introducing a flexi fare system for premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 7, 2016 7:47 PM
This flexi fare system will be for the base price of the ticket and would result in the cost of tickets going up for these trains, the report suggested. (PTI) This flexi fare system will be for the base price of the ticket and would result in the cost of tickets going up for these trains, the report suggested. (PTI)

In line with the aviation sector, Indian Railways is introducing a flexi fare system for premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. The changes in fares will come into force from September 9, but will not apply to tickets that have already been issued in advance for journeys to commence on or after that date. Now, the base fare for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains will be on a flexi system. “The base fares will increase by 10% with every 10% of berths sold subject to a prescribed ceiling limit. There will be no change in the existing fare for 1AC and EC class of travel,” said the Ministry of Railways release. Other supplementary charges like catering charges, reservation charges, service tax, superfast charge will be levied separately, based on applicability. These will not see any change.

According to Railways, any vacant berths will be offered for current booking. “Tickets under current booking shall be sold at the last price sold for that class and other supplementary charges like reservation fee, superfast charges, catering charges, service tax etc., as applicable shall be levied in full,” Railways has said. Railways has said that the information with regards to flexi fares will be displayed to the passenger at the time of booking, so that in case the fare of the lower class exceeds that of the higher class, the customer can exercise the option to travel by the higher class.

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Additionally, Railways has directed that the last price for every class of tickets for the particular train should be printed in the reservation chart for the purpose of charging of difference of fare in the train or charging the passengers of the train without ticket etc. There shall be no Premium Tatkal Quota in these train services. No additional charges as “Tatkal charges” will be levied. The berths assigned under the Tatkal quota shall be booked at the rate of 1.5 times of the base fare for all classes (2S, SL, 2A, 3A and CC) except 1AC and EC. Other supplementary charges like reservation fee, superfast charges, catering charges, service tax etc., as applicable shall be levied in full.

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    Pankaj Sharma
    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:46 am
    Super bakwas scheme....the same is introduced to fleece the pengers only...when no extra service is being given then what is the logic of charging one and half time more fare from the pengers. It is not flexi scheme it is fleecing scheme by the railway department. If the motive is to collect more revenue, the railway should increase the fare for all. This impartial and biased scheme should be stopped with immediate effect. I personally condemned this and urge the railway department to cancel the implementation of this bogus flexi fare system/scheme.
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      Anjan
      Sep 8, 2016 at 10:21 am
      Stupid Idea!
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        ManMohan singh
        Sep 8, 2016 at 1:45 pm
        Fine
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          xyz
          Sep 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm
          Middle cl deserved this. Voted for Modi en me.
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            Hridesh Singh
            Sep 9, 2016 at 4:09 am
            this one is the first upbraided step or scheme brought by Mr Suresh Prabhu.Now railway is trying to tweaked the arm of pengers by this faulty measures.Not happy with this scheme
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