Friday, November 20, 2015

Indian Railways Increase Minimum Chargeable Train Fare

Minimum Chargeable Train Fare For Non-Suburban Services Increased

Indian Railways has already increased the Platform Ticket Charges to Rs. 10. In order to make the train ticket fare at Par with the Platform Ticket Charges, Ministry of Railways has decided to Increase the Minimum Chargeable Fare. The minimum chargeable fare has now been increased from Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 for Non Suburban Services. This will be applicable from 20th November, 2015.

There has always been huge rush at the railway platforms. This decision will go a long way at meeting the objective of controlling the public rush on Platforms for the convenience of the general passengers.

Ministry of Railways had in the last Budget revised the price of Platform ticket from Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 with a view to control the rush on platforms. However the objective could not be realized as passengers started purchasing the minimum single journey second class tickets priced at Rs. 5 in place of the Platform tickets. 

To solve this problem, Railways have now decided to increase the minimum chargeable fare from Rs. 5 to Rs. 10. This will be bring the minimum train fare at par with the Platform ticket charges. As of now, this will be applicable only to Second Class Non-suburban services only. Hopefully, this step will bring down the rush on the platforms to manageable levels.

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