Surge pricing in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains: Here’s how Twitterati reacted

As per the new system, the fares will go up by 10 per cent with sale of every 10 per cent tickets.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:September 7, 2016 8:08 pm
railway, surge pricing, rajdhani, shatabdi, duronto, railway ticket price, price hike railway, train ticket price, surge pricing railways, rajdhani surge pricing, shatabdi surge pricing, duronto surge pricing, new train ticket rates The new pricing system will be implemented from September 9. (Source: Reuters photo)

The Railway Ministry on Wednesday informed that a new system of surge pricing will come in force from September 9 which will lead to an increase in ticket price of three trains – Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto.

As per the new system, the fares will go up by 10 per cent with sale of every 10 per cent tickets. The unsold tickets will be available for booking four hours ahead of the train departure.

Opposition parties lashed out at the government and said that this will affect the average commuter and put an extra burden on their pockets.

The Twitterati also responded to this announcement withing minutes of it being made. Here are a few reactions:

Further details awaited