Indian Railways on Tuesday announced an increase in its ticket price across its network from January 1, Mint reported. Fare was last revised in 2014-’15.
The hike, which will be implemented in various categories of services provided by the Railways, will not be applicable for suburban train services, which constitutes 66% of the Railways’ passengers.
The railways also announced a two paise/km hike in fares of mail and express non-AC trains, and four paise/km increase in the fares of AC coaches. For passengers looking to travel in Delhi-Kolkata Rajdhani, the hike at the rate of 4 paise/km will be about Rs 58. Reservation fee and superfast charge will not be changed, and the hike in fares will not be applicable to tickets already booked.
In a statement, railways said the price increase became necessary to ensure the expansion passenger amenities and facilities at various railway stations and trains. The railways said the fare revision would expedite its modernisation.
Here is the list of fare revisions:
- Ordinary Non-AC classes : Increase of 01 paisa/km
- Mail/Express Non-AC classes : Fare increase of 02 paisa/km
- AC classes: Fare increase by 04 paisa/km