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Railways introduces surge pricing for Rajdhani, Duronto, Shatabdi Express

Railways introduces surge pricing for Rajdhani, Duronto, Shatabdi Express

Starting Friday, the prices of three express trains Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto will increase as soon as 10 per cent of the tickets are sold.

If surge pricing was not bad enough in the case of cab services such as Ola and Uber, Indian Railways has now adopted the flexi-fare system too.

Friday onwards the prices of three express trains Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto will increase as soon as 10 per cent of the tickets are sold.

The fares will increase 10 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths that get booked. This means that if 30 per cent of the tickets are sold then the tickets will also cost 30 per cent more.

The rise in price, however, will not exceed 50 per cent of the base fare. Tatkal tickets, meanwhile, will cost straight 50 per cent more than the base fares. Also, there will be no allotment of berths under the Premium Tatkal quota in these trains.

The last price for every class of tickets for the particular train will be printed in the reservation chart.

Those who have already booked tickets for journeys to commence on or after September 9 do not need to worry as revised fares will not apply on these tickets.


Published on: Sep 07, 2016, 8:26 PM IST
Posted by: Aseem Thapliyal, Sep 07, 2016, 8:26 PM IST