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Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday announced a hike in railway fares, the first in the last 10 years. The new fares will be effective from midnight of January 21, 2012.

Meanwhile, the Railway Minister also clarified that the fares will not be hiked in Railway Budget. Bansal said that he expects to get Rs 6,600 crore from the hike, keeping into account the incremental traffic volume as well.

Railways is making all efforts to meet user amenity and safety requirements, added Bansal.

Fare hike in various categories:
Second Class Ordinary Suburban - 2 paise per km

Second Class Ordinary Non Suburban - 3 paise per km

Second Class Mail Express Trains - 4 paise per km

AC chair car - 10 paise per km

AC first class - 10 paise done earlier + 3 paise per km

AC two tier - 15 paise done earlier + 6 paise per km

AC first class executive class - 30 paise done earlier + 10 paise per km

Some of the raised fares:
Delhi-Mumbai AC 3-Tier: From Rs 1065 to Rs 1205

Delhi-Howrah AC 3-Tier: From Rs 1088 to Rs 1235

Delhi-Mumbai Sleeper: From Rs 214 to Rs 270

Delhi-Howrah Sleeper: From Rs 218 to Rs 280

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