Eastern and South Eastern Railways have decided to withdraw flexi fare on an experimental basis in some premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Express that suffer from poor patronage, officials said on Tuesday.
The Railways ministry has decided to rationalise the flexi fare scheme in these trains with effect from March 15, 2019 on an experimental basis, the officials said. SER spokesman Sanjay Ghosh said that flexi-fare will be withdrawn for six months in some trains that have average monthly occupancy of less than 50 per cent.
Trains having an average monthly occupancy between 50 and 75 per cent will witness discontinuation of flexi fares in the lean period of three months in some of them, he said. The maximum current cap of 1.5 times would be reduced to 1.4 times in all classes, Ghosh said. Read More
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