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Indian Railways to introduce flexi fare system in premier trains

There will be no change in the present limit of berths available for the Tatkal quota and no ‘premium Tatkal Quota’ will be available in these trains. Tatkal tickets will be available at 150 percent of base fare and no additional charges will be levied on them in the name of 'Tatkal charges'

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 8 Sep 2016 6:41 AM GMT

Indian Railways to introduce flexi fare system in premier trains
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New Delhi: The Indian Railway has decided to introduce flexi fare system for Premier trains Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi from September 9.

A railway ministry statement said, “The base fares will increase by 10 per cent with every 10 per cent 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.”

The ministry statement stated that other supplementary charges like reservation, superfast, catering and service tax will be levied separately.

The railways further said that vacant berths left at the time of charting would be offered for current booking.

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Other Highlights of the system:

  • The base fares of the premier trains will be increased by 10 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths sold subject to a prescribed ceiling limit.
  • The system will have the provision of selling the tickets under current booking, at the last price sold for that class and other supplementary charges, such as reservation fee and superfast charges.
  • The information of lower class fares becoming higher than the upper class fares would also be displayed to the passenger during the booking to provide an option for the lower class travellers to move in higher classes.
  • There will be no change in the present limit of berths available for the Tatkal quota and no ‘premium Tatkal Quota’ will be available in these trains.
  • Tatkal tickets will be available at 150 percent of base fare and no additional charges will be levied on them in the name of 'Tatkal charges'.

There are total number of 42 Rajdhani trains, 46 Shatabdi and 54 Duronto trains in the country.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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