Railways introduce flexi fare system in Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains: Key points

The base fares will increase by 10% with every 10% of berths sold subject to a prescribed ceiling limit as indicated in the table.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 7, 2016 9:28 pm
rajdhani, flexi price, surge pricing, duronto, train, indian railways, railways, train, train fares, railway news “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,” a railway ministry statement said.

The Railways have decided to put in place the flexi fare system for premier trains – Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi from September 9. The base fare for these trains will be on flexi fare system, according to railways.

“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,” a railway ministry statement said.

According to the statement, 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.

However, there will be no change in the existing fare for 1AC and Executive Class of travel in premier trains.

There are total 42 Rajdhani trains, 46 Shatabdi and 54 Duronto trains.

Here are some of the key points :

# The base fares will increase by 10% with every 10% of berths sold subject to a prescribed ceiling limit as indicated in the table.

# There will be no change in the existing fare for 1AC and EC class of travel.

#Vacant berths left at the time of charting would 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.

# The information should also be displayed to the passenger during the booking in case the fare of lower class becomes higher than the higher class to exercise option to travel by the higher class.

#No Premium Tatkal Quota in these trains.

#Tatkal will be available at 150 percent of base fare. However, no additional charges as “Tatkal charges” will be levied.

#The present limit of berths set aside for Tatkal quota will remain.