New Delhi, 8 Sept: Now travelling in Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains will cost you more than the original fare as the Flexi fare system will be introduced from September 9 according to which there will be 10 % rise in prices for every 10% of tickets sold.
The news rules will be applicable in high-speed and much-in-demand trains like the Rajdhani and Shatabdi and Duronto.
“The flexi fare system is applicable from September 9 (Friday),” said Mohd Jamshed, a senior board member of the Indian Railways, to news agency ANI.
However, fares in more expensive coaches of Executive Class, 1AC (first AC) would not change.
In other sections like Second-AC and the Chair Car, the maximum cost of a ticket will be 50 % the base fare while for Third-AC, the hike cannot cross 40% of the ticket price.
If in a case of surge pricing, a lower class seat costs more than a fancier coach, the passenger will be informed so that he can choose to upgrade.
The ministry informed that passengers who have already booked tickets at pre-revision rates will not have to pay more.
There are total 42 Rajdhani trains, 46 Shatabdi and 54 Duronto trains.