Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Defending steep rise in the fares of Rajdhani and Duronto trains in the garb of surge pricing, Indian Railways on Friday said that the cost of train travell for aam aadmi will remain cheaper than travelling by road.
“For the common man Rail fares remain much less as compared to Road,flexi fare is only for Rajdhani,Duronto,Shatabdi,” tweeted Indian Railways.
For the common man Rail fares remain much less as compared to Road,flexi fare is only for Rajdhani,Duronto,Shatabdi pic.twitter.com/akKYMNSnxj
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) September 8, 2016
Passengers travelling by Rajdhani, Shatadbi and Duronto trains will have to shell out between 10 and 50 percent more under a dynamic surge pricing system to be introduced from Friday.
While 10 percent of the seats will be sold in the normal fare in the beginning, it will go on increasing by 10 percent with every 10 percent of berths sold with a ceiling of 50 percent.
Modelled on the dynamic fare system in vogue in the aviation sector, the flexi fare system has been introduced on experimental basis in II AC, III AC, Chair Car in the three trains besides Sleeper class in Duronto trains.