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Indian Railways train fares hiked due to service tax levy of 14%, Swachh Bharat cess of 0.5%

Mon November 16 2015, 10:20 am
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    Travel in Indian Railways' upper class categories has become costlier as a service tax levy of 14 per cent and a Swachh Bharat cess of 0.5 per cent became effective from Sunday – check irctc.co.in for latest update. (Image for representational purpose; AP Photo) (Text courtesy: PTI)

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    According to Indian Railways, the service tax and Swachh Bharat levies make for a 4.35 per cent hike for travel in First Class and all AC Classes from November 15. (Image for representational purpose; Reuters)

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    With the hike, AC-I fares on mail and express trains from New Delhi to Mumbai are up by Rs 206 while the rise is of Rs 102 for AC-III fares from New Delhi to Howrah. (Image for representational purpose; AP Photo)

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    On the Delhi-Chennai route, the increased fare works out to about Rs 140 for the AC-II segment. (Image for representational purpose; Express Photo)

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    The decision to increase passenger fares by Indian Railways is in line with a government notification on November 6 for imposing a Swachh Bharat cess on all taxable services. (Image for representational purpose; Express Photo)

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    "Service tax of 14 per cent and Swachh Bharat cess of 0.5 per cent are chargeable on 30 per cent of total passenger fare equivalent to 4.35 per cent of the total fare on first class and all AC fares," the Indian Railways said. (Image for representational purpose; Express Photo)

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    However, the service tax will not be applicable for tickets issued before November 15. Neither would the levy be applicable for general and sleeper-class travel. (Image for representational purpose; Express Photo)

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    According to an estimate, the service tax levy and the Swachh Bharat cess are expected to fetch about Rs 1,000 crore in a year. Annual earnings for Indian Railways from the passenger segment are estimated to be at about Rs 35,000 crore. (Image for representational purpose; Express Photo)

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    gmp
    Nov 18, 2015 at 9:35 am
    Let the poor and needy pay for the bullet train...
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