To give airlines a run for their money, the Indian Railways plans to lure more passengers by revoking the Flexi-fare scheme in some trains and offering discounts to others.
The move comes at the start of the festive season when the airlines are full due to discount schemes.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal described the move as a “gift to passengers” during the festive season.
“As a gift to passengers this festive season, railways has decided to reduce flexi-fares from 1.5 to 1.4 times the base ticket fare, and to completely remove flexi-fares from trains with less than 50 per cent occupancy,” Goyal said in a series of tweets. Read more