Indian Railways revises flexi-fare scheme: Recently, a senior official of Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry said that railway passengers undertaking journeys in premium trains from March, next year will be the first to get advantage of lower ticket prices due to the revised flexi-fare scheme.
The national transporter recently scrapped flexi-fares in 15 premium trains in which the passenger occupancy is less than 50 per cent throughout the year, while the scheme has been discontinued in 32 other train services during lean periods i.e., the months of February, March and August, when the passenger occupancy dips to 50 to 75 per cent. In addition to this, Indian Railways has also reduced flexi-fares from 1.5 to 1.4 times of the base ticket fare in as many as 101 trains.
While Indian Railways working to make the necessary changes on its portal as well as other logistics, the new system will begin with train tickets booked 120 days in advance.
The official, who was quoted in a PTI report said that the railways will take around 15 days to get things in place, following which all the changes will be implemented from advance reservation period. Read More