Ministry of Railways have decided that 0.5% discount in the basic fare of First class/Second class Season tickets (Monthly, quarterly, Half yearly, yearly) over suburban section shall be granted in case the payment is made through digital means through debit card, credit card, etc. Other charges like MUTP surcharge, Mela surcharge, service tax, etc. if applicable shall be levied on the base fare arrived at after giving the 0.5% concession.
For instance, given the present fare for Second class Monthly season ticket is Rs.750 for 100 kms, the discount of 0.5% on basic fare ie., Rs.750 amounts to Rs.3.75 (rounded off to Rs.4). Hence, the fare arrived after deducting 0.5% discount is Rs.746.
The 0.5% discount will also be deducted from First class and Second Class Season ticket minimum fares .
Other charges like MUTP surcharge, Mela surcharge, service tax, etc., if applicable shall be levied separately on the fare arrived at after giving 0.5% discount and the total so arrived at.
The above discount shall be implemented with effect from 01.01.2017.