Shatabdi fare dips, passengers cheer

Shatabdi fare dips, passengers cheer

The Railways has discontinued the flexi-fare system, also called dynamic pricing, in most of the Shatabdi trains plying between Delhi and Chandigarh and Delhi and Kalka beginning March 15, resulting in reduced fares on these trains. The flexi-fare system would sometimes cause ticket prices to skyrocket, discouraging passengers.

“Dynamic pricing has been completely discontinued on the trains 12006 and 12012 since March 15. It has been decided that the flexi fare on some other Shatabdis — 12005, 12045 and 12046 — will be discontinued during the lean months of February, March and August. The flexi-fare will remain in place on the train 12011 since it enjoys high occupancy-rate,” said a spokesperson of the Railways on the condition of anonymity.

There has been a considerable dip in the prices since the announcement, for example boarding the morning Shatabdi from Chandigarh will now cost about Rs 595 while it would earlier cost up to Rs. 800. Read More

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