7 December 2015

RESERVED BERTHS/SEATS FOR CHILDREN WILL BE CHARGED WITH FULL ADULT FARE

Ministry of Railways has decided to revise the child fare rule. Under the revised provision, full adult fare will be charged in case of full berth/seat (in reserved class) is sought at the time of reservation for children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age. However, in case berth/seat is not sought for the children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age at the time of reservation,  then half of adult fare shall continue to be charged subject to the minimum distance for charging.
There shall be no change in the rule for child fare of unreserved class i.e. fare for children of 5 - 12 years for unreserved tickets shall continue to be half of the adult fare subject to the minimum distance for charging. Also, children under five years of age will continue to be carried free (without berth).
The revised child fare rule for travel shall be applicable with effect from 10thApril, 2016.

Ministry of Railways has decided to revise the child fare rule. Under the revised provision, full adult fare will be charged in case of full berth/seat (in reserved class) is sought at the time of reservation for children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age. However, in case berth/seat is not sought for the children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age at the time of reservation,  then half of adult fare shall continue to be charged subject to the minimum distance for charging.
There shall be no change in the rule for child fare of unreserved class i.e. fare for children of 5 - 12 years for unreserved tickets shall continue to be half of the adult fare subject to the minimum distance for charging. Also, children under five years of age will continue to be carried free (without berth).
The revised child fare rule for travel shall be applicable with effect from 10thApril, 2016.