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Effective Sept. 9 Rajdhani, Duranto, Shatabdi to Go Flexi (More) Fare

Effective from September 9, Friday, the Ministry of Railways has introduced the flexi fare system for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains with the Base Fare for all these trains to be more by 10%.

The base fares will increase by 10% with every 10% of berths sold subject to a prescribed ceiling limit as indicated in the table below. There will be no change in the existing fare for 1AC and EC class of travel,said the ministry in a statement.

In the tables given below ‘X’ stands for the present base fares.

Fare Structure for Rajdhani and Duronto category of Trains

 

Charges % of berths 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
2S 1X 1.1X 1.2X 1.3X 1.4X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X
SL 1X 1.1X 1.2X 1.3X 1.4X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X
3A 1X 1.1X 1.2X 1.3X 1.4X 1.4X 1.4X 1.4X 1.4X 1.4X
2A 1X 1.1X 1.2X 1.3X 1.4X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X
1A 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X
X= Base Fare

 

Fare Structure for Shatabdi  category of Trains

 

Charges % of berths 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
CC 1X 1.1X 1.2X 1.3X 1.4X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X 1.5X
EC 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X 1X
X= Base Fare

 

Other supplementary charges like reservation charges, Superfast charge, Catering charges, Service tax etc. will remain the same and levied separately.

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, catering charges, service tax etc., as applicable shall be levied in full.

The Minister of State for Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain and the Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Shri Babul Supriyo flagging off a new Metro Rail Coach, at a function, organised by the Railways for dedicating to the nation a number of Rail projects, at Naihati, North 24 Parganas, in West Bengal on September 09, 2016. (PIB Photo)

The information will 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.

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.

The operation of various quotas available in these category of Trains shall be as under:

Tatkal Quota: The present limit of berths set aside for Tatkal quota in these trains shall be operated as per the existing guidelines.  However, 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.

There shall be no Premium Tatkal Quota in these train services there will be no change in the existing refund rules. In the case of tickets already issued at pre-revised rates, the difference of fare shall not be collected from the passengers.

 

 

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