New Delhi: Railways has decided to slash fares of premium trains such as Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabadi, as per media reports. Other than reducing the flexi fares, Railways is also likely to start with issuance of RAC tickets.
The reports claim that the changes will come into effect from early next year.
Inclusion of side lower berth in the RAC quota is also a part of the plan.
The tatkal quota in these premium trains will be cut to 10 percent from 30 percent at present. Ticket prices may also be reduced by 10 percent.
Railways had put in place the flexi fare system for premier trains – Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi from September 9.
The base fares increase by 10 percent with every 10 percent of berths sold subject to a prescribed ceiling limit. There is no change in the existing fare for 1AC and EC class of travel in this system.
Fare price increases by 50 percent if tickets are booked in the last minute. However, now tickets rate can only be dearer by 40 percent.
There are total 42 Rajdhani trains, 46 Shatabdi and 54 Duronto trains.