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Railways introduces surge pricing for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains

September 07, 2016 20:47 IST

For 2AC and Chair Car, the maximum hike is 50 per cent while for 3AC, it is 40 per cent

The Railways have decided to put in place the flexi fare system for premier trains - Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi from September 9.

The base fare for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains will be on flexi fare system, according to railways.

However, there will be no change in the existing fare for 1AC and Executive Class of travel in premier trains.

While 10 per cent of the seats will be sold in the normal fare in the beginning, it will go on increasing by 10 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths sold with the ceiling limit at maximum 50 per cent depending upon the demand.

For 2AC and Chair Car, the maximum hike is 50 per cent while for 3AC, it is 40 per cent.

Other supplementary charges like reservation charges, superfast charge, catering charges, service tax as applicable shall remain unchanged.

There are total 42 Rajdhani trains, 46 Shatabdi and 54 Duronto trains.

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