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Booked your train ticket early? Pay revised fare now

Last updated on: June 25, 2014 17:41 IST

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Train travel becomes costlier for thousands of passengers from today.

The Railways, which hiked passenger fares by 14.2 per cent from June 25, said those who have purchased tickets earlier at pre-revised rates, will have to pay the difference either at booking offices or in trains.

"In the case of tickets already issued at pre-revised rates, the difference in fares and other charges on or after June 25 will be recovered either by TTEs on the trains or by the booking or reservation offices before the commencement of journey by passengers," said a senior Railway Ministry official.

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There shall be no change in charges for reservation fee, superfast surcharge, the official said, adding such charges, wherever applicable, shall continue to be levied additionally according to existing instructions.

The revised fares will also apply to tickets issued in advance for journeys to commence on or after June 25.

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In a partial rollback, the Railways on Tuesday announced that the recent hike of 14.2 per cent in passenger fares will not apply to second class suburban journey upto 80 kms, a decision that will give relief to lakhs of travellers mainly in metro cities.

The Railways gave some relief to monthly pass holders by reverting to 15, instead of 30, the number of trips for which they will have to make payment for travelling unlimited times in a month. 

The revision to the June 20 notification came hours after the MPs from ruling NDA belonging to Maharashtra met Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda and demanded a rollback in the hike.


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