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Railways introduces surge pricing for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains

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NEW DELHI: Train prices are all set to rise as Ministry of Railways has decided to introduce the flexi fare or surge pricing for Rajdhani, Duronto and
Shatabdi trains. The new development will come into force from 9th september. Flexi fare is same as surge pricing of OLA, Uber where price of services go up in direct proportion with the demand of the product.
"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 press release said.
"The changes in fares shall come into force from September 9, while the revised fares will not apply to tickets already issued in advance for journeys to commence on or after September 9," the statement by railway ministry said.
The railways further said that 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 release said.
"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.," statement said.
Take a look at some of the key points :
1. 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. In the tables given below 'X' stands for the present base fares.
2. The changes in fares as above shall come into force w.e.f 09.09.2016.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. The operation of various quotas available in these category of Trains shall be as under:
(a).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.
(b). There shall be no Premium Tatkal Quota in these train services.
6. Refund Rules: There will be no change in the existing refund rules.
7. The revised fares will not apply to tickets already issued in advance for journeys to commence on or after 09.09.2016.

Railways introduces surge pricing for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains - The Economic Times
 

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Good, Govt should stop all Railway Subsidy and immediately increase Emu train fare to double that of current. Don't know why they are not doing it  :wall
 
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