The Ministry of Railways on Wednesday declared that they will introduce surge pricing for Rajdhani, Shatabdi andDuronto trains from September 9. Adding to it, the fares will be increased by 10% with 10% of berths sold subjected to a designated cover limit. A railway ministry release said on Wednesday that –
The base fares will increase by 10% with every 10% 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.
As far as 2AC and Chair car are concerned, the maximum hike is 50% while on the other hand, for 3AC, it is 40%. Other additional charges like reservation charges, superfast charge, catering charges, service tax as relevant will remain unchanged. Also, the unoccupied berths left at the time of boarding would be granted for prevailing booking. Following is the fare structure for Rajdhani and Duronto category of trains –
The appropriate data should be properly displayed to the traveler amid the booking in the event that the admission of the lower class gets to be higher than the higher class to exercise the alternative to travel by the higher class. The last price for each class of tickets for the specific train that is to be imprinted in the reservation graph with the end goal of charging of difference of fare in the train or charging the passengers of the train without ticket etc.
The government, however, didn’t lay any emphasis in the improvement of current discount rules. The changed charges won’t make a difference to tickets that are issued before 09.09.2016. On account of tickets as of now issued at pre-reconsidered rates, the distinction of admission should not be accumulated from the travelers. For the sake of your GK, There are total 42 Rajdhani trains, 46 Shatabdi and 54 Duronto trains. Stay tuned for further updates.