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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