Tuesday, 20 December 2016

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

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

It Announces Decisions For Rebate In Fare For The Benefit Of The Passengers

The New Decisions To Be Implemented With Effect From 20th December, 2016

Ministry of Railways has reviewed Flexi Fare System in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains which was introduced in September, 2016. On the basis of review, certain decisions have been taken for the benefit of the passengers. These decisions will be implemented on an experimental basis for six months w.e.f. 20th December, 2016.



(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.

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
0
0
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
0
0
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:-
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.

Ø      Flexi fare system shall not be applicable for the above sections of these trains.
Ø      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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