Indian Railways increases passenger fares

NEW DELHI Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:09pm IST

Commuters travel in a crowded suburban train during the morning rush hour in Mumbai March 14, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Commuters travel in a crowded suburban train during the morning rush hour in Mumbai March 14, 2012.

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian railways will raise passenger fares for the fiscal year 2012/13, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said on Wednesday, the first increase in a decade.

Passenger fares raised by:

2 paise per km for suburban and ordinary second class

3 paise per km for mail/express second-class

5 paise per km for sleeper class

10 paise per km for AC Chair Car, AC 3 tier and First Class

15 paise per km for AC 2 tier

30 paise per km for AC I

Fares will be rounded off to five rupees.

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A Delhi-Mumbai journey (1,384 km) to cost approximately:

28 rupees more for suburban and ordinary second class

42 rupees more for mail/express second-class

69 rupees more for sleeper class

138 rupees more for AC Chair Car, AC 3 tier and First Class

208 rupees more for AC 2 tier

415 rupees more for AC I

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Comments (2)
Jigar_Velani wrote:
It’s not Marginally, but if calculated along with the existing fare it would come around 10% increase.

Mar 14, 2012 3:26pm IST  --  Report as abuse
Sujo wrote:
Your point is vaild accoring to maths ans Statistics.
But, See to that fare has been untouched for these eight years. Where as Bus fare has been in no connection with Rail Fare.
So,considering this scenario this price increase is marginal.It will not affect the common citizen.

Mar 14, 2012 4:57pm IST  --  Report as abuse
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