In a major development, the Indian Railways has come up with a massive bonanza for the passengers by announcing that a discounted fare Scheme for AC Chair Car and Executive Class sitting accommodation is to be implemented from this month-end. The Scheme shall be applicable for AC Chair car and Executive chair car accommodation like in Shatabdi, Gatimaan, Tejas, Double Decker, Intercity trains etc.
The Powers to discount these fares is delegated to Principal Chief Commercial Managers of Zonal Railways. Only trains with monthly occupancy of less than 50% in the previous year are eligible for discount.
Discount to be offered can be up to 25% of the base fare while reservation fee, superfast charge, GST, etc., as applicable will be separate. Discount can be given for the first leg and/or last leg of journey and/or intermediate sections and/or end to end journey. There is a provision to make catering optional with the discounted fare.
Discounted fare can be for the full year, part of the year or month wise or seasonal or for weekdays/weekend. Read More
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