Friday, April 28, 2017

Indian Railways To Revise Child Fare Rule

REVISED CHILD FARE RULE FROM 21st APRIL, 2016


According to a Press Release, Ministry of Railways has decided to revise the child fare rule who want reserved seat/ berth in Indian Railways. Under the revised provision, full adult fare will be charged for children of age 5 years and above but under 12 years of age for whom berth/ seat (in reserved class) is sought at the time of reservation. However, in case berth/ seat is not sought for the children of age 5 years and above but under 12 years of age at the time of reservation,  then half of the adult fare shall continue to be charged subject to the minimum distance for charging.     

Necessary changes shall be carried in the reservation form so that the passenger can indicate their option for requirement of full berth/ seat for child or not. 

There shall be no change in the rule for child fare of unreserved tickets i.e. fare for children of 5-12 years for unreserved tickets shall continue to be half of the adult fare subject to the minimum distance for charging. 

Children under five years of age will continue to be carried free (without berth), in case of both reserved and unreserved classes of train coaches.

Exact date of commencement of this provision has been notified and this revised child fare rule has been made applicable for travel from 21st April, 2016 onward.

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