Ministry of Railways reviews its flexi fare system in Rajdhani/Shatabadi/Duranto trains

Ministry of Railways reviews its flexi fare system in Rajdhani/Shatabadi/Duranto trains

Ministry of Railways said on Monday that it has has reviewed Flexi Fare System in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains which was introduced in September, 2016 and has taken certain decisions to benefit the passengers.

These decisions that include rebate in basic fares on vacant berths in trains, discounted fares in few Shatabadi trains besides reduction in Tatkal quotas, will be implemented on an experimental basis for six months w.e.f. 20th December, 2016.

The Decisions In Detail:  

(1) 10% rebate in the basic fare on the vacant berths/seats after preparation of first chart on an experimental basis for six months in Rajdhani/Duronto/Shatabdi trains:-

The detailed provisions are as under:-

1.1. 10% rebate shall be applicable on the base fare of last ticket sold for a particular class and train just before preparation of first chart.

1.2. Reservation fee and superfast charge as applicable shall be levied in full & service tax etc. as applicable shall be levied.

1.3. 10% discount shall also be applicable for allotment of vacant berths (due to non-turned up passengers) in the train by TTEs.

(2)  Reduction in the tatkal quota in Rajdhani/Duronto/Shatabdi trains.

 Class wise tatkal quota earmarked in Rajdhani/Duronto/Shatabdi trains in which flexi fare system have been introduced shall be revised as follows.

2.1. To begin with, the tatkal quota should be reduced to 10% of the total classwise accommodation.

2.2. Thereafter, fortnightly review of utilisation of tatkal quota will be undertaken by CCMs of Zonal Railways and based on its utilisation, tatkal quota may be increased upto a maximum of 30% of total classwise accommodation in the train.

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2.3. The above changes should be implemented with effect from 20th December, 2016 for a period of six months.

(3)        Discounted fare in two Shatabdi Trains

It has also been decided to give discounted fare in AC Chair Car in selected sectors of two Shatabadi Trains namely New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express (12015-12016) and Chennai Central –Mysore Shatabdi Express (12007-12008). The sections on which concession is being offered are Ajmer-Jaipur, Jaipur-Kishangarh and Mysore-Bengaluru. On these identified sections, instead of flexi fare system, fixed fare system will be applicable as detailed below : –

        (I).  (a) 12015 New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express between Jaipur and Ajmer:-

Total Fare Existing fare Revised fare
Base fare 251 202
Catering charges inclusive of service tax
Reservation charges 40 40
Superfast charges 45 45
Service tax 15 13
Total amount       351(rounded off to Rs. 355) 300

(b)  12016 Ajmer-New Delhi Shatabdi Express between Ajmer and Jaipur:-

Total Fare Existing fare Revised fare
Base fare 251 159
Catering charges inclusive of service tax 45 45
Reservation charges 40 40
Superfast charges 45 45
Service tax 15 11
Total amount     396 (rounded off to Rs. 400) 300

 

    (II) a. 12015 New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express between Jaipur and Kishangarh:-

Total Fare Existing fare Revised fare
Base fare 229 202
Catering charges inclusive of service tax
Reservation charges 40 40
Superfast charges 45 45
Service tax 14 13
Total amount   328(rounded off to Rs. 330) 300

 

 

 (b). 12016 Ajmer-New Delhi Shatabdi Express between Kishangarh and Jaipur:-

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Total Fare Existing fare Revised fare
Base fare 229 159
Catering charges inclusive of service tax 45 45
Reservation charges 40 40
Superfast charges 45 45
Service tax 14 11
Total amount 373 (rounded off to Rs. 375) 300

 

(iii). 12007 Chennai Central-Mysore Shatabdi Express between Bengaluru City and Mysore:-

Total Fare Existing fare Revised fare
Base fare 257 125
Catering charges inclusive of service tax 81 81
Reservation charges 40 40
Superfast charges 45 45
Service tax 15 9
Total amount 438 (rounded off to Rs. 440) 300

 

   (iv). 12008 Mysore-Chennai Central Shatabdi Express between Mysore and Bengaluru city :-

Total Fare Existing fare Revised fare
Base fare 257 192
Catering charges inclusive of service tax 11 11
Reservation charges 40 40
Superfast charges 45 45
Service tax 15 12
Total amount 368 (rounded off to Rs. 370) 300
  • Other charges like Mela surcharge etc., if applicable shall be levied separately.

 

  1.     Flexi fare system shall not be applicable for the above sections of these trains.
  2.     No concession/discount/rebate shall be admissible on the above revised fare. However concession shall be applicable on the pre-revised fare subject to maximum fare of Rs.300 for the above sections.  Since in chair car of Shatabdi trains seat option is must for child of age 5 years and above and of below 12 years and  full fare ticket is issued, therefore child fare shall be issued on the adult fare as per above revised fare table.

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