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Railways mulls extra charges during festivals, discounts for odd-hour travels like airlines

During a meeting with senior officials last week, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal as well as the board underlined the need for flexible dynamic-pricing in order to offer competitive fares vis-a-vis airlines.

Dec 24, 2017, 11:49 AM IST

New rules from today: From income tax, savings a/cs, insurance to non-BS IV vehicles; check out the impact

Several important rules and regulations will change or take effect from Saturday, as April 1 marks the start of the financial year 2017-18.

Mar 31, 2017, 21:42 PM IST

Now unreserved rail tickets on smartphones in 15 more stations

Northern Railway on Monday extended the facility to book unreserved tickets through smartphones to 15 more railway stations between New Delhi and Ghaziabad, an official statement said.

Mar 27, 2017, 19:33 PM IST

Train tickets to be costlier by up to 50%, Indian Railways to introduce flexi fare system from today

The revised fares will not apply to tickets already issued in advance for journeys to commence on or after September 9.

Sep 07, 2016, 19:07 PM IST

Good news for Rail Passengers! No service charge on ticket booked through card from today

In a bid to make rail journey more convenient and pocket friendly, the Indian Railways has decided to do away with extra service charge levied on ticket booking through debit/credit card.

Jun 01, 2016, 08:53 AM IST

Good news for Rail Passengers! No service charge on ticket booked through card from June 1

In a bid to make rail journey more convenient and pocket friendly, the Indian Railways has decided to do away with extra service charge levied on ticket booking through debit/credit card.

May 30, 2016, 11:44 AM IST

Good news! Railway to operate summer specials to clear rush

Southern Railway will operate special trains between Indore and Kochuveli on April 5, 12 and May 24, 31, to clear the heavy summer rush of passengers.

 

Apr 04, 2016, 11:25 AM IST

Indian Railways: Cancellation of counter train tickets by a phone call from today

One has to just dial 139, give details of the confirmed ticket and the sender will get a one-time password, which will help the passenger to claim refund.

Apr 01, 2016, 09:40 AM IST

Wow! This 'Ticket Jugaad' could help you tackle wait-list woes in trains

The 'Ticket Jugaad' app is developed by second year IIT Kharagpur student Jaju and his cousin Shubham Baldava, who studies in NIT Jamshedpur.

Feb 15, 2016, 12:01 PM IST

Delhi-Agra train fare less than one kg of apples

A passenger has to shell out Rs 85, which is less than the cost of one kg of apples, for travelling to Agra from Delhi in the general class, while the Chandigarh fare is Rs 95, lower than the price of one 140 gm toothpaste, according to the fare comparison chart.

Jan 08, 2016, 13:30 PM IST

Your rail journey to become more colourful; Rajdhani trains to have multi-colour bedrolls

Besides bedrolls, curtains of AC coaches are also being redesigned.

Jan 08, 2016, 09:35 AM IST

Rail journey gets costlier as new Tatkal ticket charges come into effect today

While a passenger has to shell out Rs 200 for the Tatkal booking of Sleeper class instead of Rs 175, for AC-3 the maximum revised charge is Rs 400 instead of Rs 350 earlier and minimum is Rs 300 instead of Rs 250.

Dec 25, 2015, 08:57 AM IST

New rules for cancellation and refund of train tickets: All you should know

Know about the new rules for cancellation and refund of railway tickets...

Dec 15, 2015, 03:39 AM IST

Now, platform ticket to cost Rs 10; booking of rail tickets 120 days in advance

The Railways has also decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking accommodation in trains from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the date of journey).

Apr 01, 2015, 13:48 PM IST