Fares

  • SpiceJet offers lowest fare of Re 1 01-04-2014 02:56 PM

    Low-cost carrier SpiceJet, which lowered its fares by up to 75 per cent last quarter, on Tuesday offered fares as low as Re 1 across its domestic network with limited period bookings, putting its rivals on the mat. Besides, the Gurgaon-based airline also announced two more special schemes, offering travellers...
  • Ahead of Holi, SpiceJet, IndiGo slash air fare 11-03-2014 11:17 PM

    Mumbai: Low-cost carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo on Tuesday kicked off yet another around of price war in the aviation sector - the fourth in two-and-a-half months - offering massive discounts on advance booking under 'Super Holi Sales' scheme. While SpiceJet confirmed the offer, wherein it is selling tickets as low...
  • Air India enters price warfare, slashes air fare 26-02-2014 10:21 PM

    Air India Wednesday joined the price war, launching a short-term sales promotion scheme. According to Air India, the tickets under the scheme can be booked from February 27 to March 1 for travel between March 29 and Sep 30, 2014. "The scheme covers 115 flights and offers approximately 30 percent...
  • After SpiceJet, other airlines too slash ticket fares by up to 70 pc 24-02-2014 08:56 PM

    Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Monday triggered a third round of fare war by cutting ticket prices by a massive 75 per cent, a move which was soon followed by its rivals GoAir and IndiGo. This is the third time in last one month that the Kalanithi Maran-promoted carrier has doled...
  • SpiceJet slashes fares by 75 per cent 24-02-2014 02:46 PM

    In yet another bonanza to air travellers at the onset of the summer season, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday reduced its fares by up to a whopping 75 percent under a special offer. This is the third time in the last one month that the Kalanithi Maran promoted carrier has...
  • Scam worth crores hits Air India, CBI to take up probe 22-02-2014 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: After the recent LTC scam, a new controversy worth crores has hit the ailing Air India. The scam involves a scheme meant for family members of the employees of the state-run airline where concessional tickets are given to employees for their families to visit one domestic destination an...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge likely to announce more trains, new lines in rail budget 11-02-2014 01:37 PM

    Faced with a revenue shortfall, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge will not bring about reduction in basic passenger fares in the interim budget on Wednesday but is likely to make adjustment in fuel adjustment component so that impact on fares is minimum in an election year. Kharge is likely to announce...
  • Delhi: No cut in auto, bus fares after reduction in CNG price 07-02-2014 10:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday ruled out any cut in autorickshaw and bus fares in the coming days despite a steep reduction of Rs 14.90 per kg in CNG price in the national capital, even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced annual revision of auto fares based on...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal promises hike in fares, other sops for autodrivers 07-02-2014 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced annual revision of Auto fares based on inflation, provision for training of drivers by transport department and relaxation in some of the rules for them. On April 1 every year, government will revise auto fares, he said addressing a meeting...
  • UD ministry seeks suggestion on panel to look into Metro fares 02-01-2014 05:48 PM

    The Urban Development Ministry has asked the Law Ministry to suggest names of high court judges to head a panel which will look into the issue of revision of Delhi Metro fares. The UD ministry has in the past suggested names for the position of chairperson of the 4th Fare...
  • We will see if the CNG price hike can be rolled back, says Arvind Kejriwal 27-12-2013 04:36 PM

    Delhi's Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that he will try to get the CNG price hike rolled back, and hinted at a hike in auto rickshaw fare if the rollback was not possible. "Give me two days, we will see if the CNG price hike can be rolled...
  • DMRC gears up for Trade fair beginning November 19 15-11-2013 06:26 PM

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has taken a host of measures to facilitate commuters visiting the India International Trade Fair from next week, including additional token counters and trains to meet the rush. To review the special arrangements, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh on Friday inspected the Pragati Maidan Metro...
  • Cash-strapped Railways worried over fewer tickets booking 20-10-2013 10:53 AM

    New Delhi: Trains may be running full, but there is a decline in number of tickets booked in the past six months, causing worry for cash-strapped Railways. The number of passengers travelling in the non-suburban sector, which include reserved and unreserved class in mail and express trains, during April-September was...
  • Jayalalithaa demands rollback of railway fares 06-10-2013 01:53 PM

    Chennai: Describing the revision of railway fares as unjustifiable, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said the latest proposal would put an additional financial burden of about Rs 1,150 crore on the people and demanded its immediate 'rollback'. The Railways has decided to increase the passenger fare and freight...
  • Railways to increase passenger train fares by 2-3 per cent from Oct 7 04-10-2013 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways is likely to revise passenger fares by 2-3 per cent from October 7. According to the Railways fuel adjustment component will be added to the ticket fare. Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said that he was examining a proposal to increase rail fare adding...
  • Decision on increasing rail fare will be taken soon: Mallikarjun Kharge 03-10-2013 03:08 PM

    A proposal to increase rail fare is under examination and a decision will be taken shortly, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said on Thursday. "Fuel adjustment component (FAC) was announced in the budget and as per the budget proposal it should have been implemented from October 1. The file containing the...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda announces 50 pc concession in bus fares for senior citizen 02-10-2013 11:44 AM

    Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday announced concession of 50 per cent in fares of Haryana Roadways buses to elderly persons of the state above the age of 65 years from January 1, 2014. Elderly women above 60 years of age have been availing this facility in the state....
  • Air fares may see 10-15 per cent hike 03-09-2013 10:27 PM

    Mumbai: Air fares are likely to increase by 10-15 per cent from current levels in the immediate future following a steep hike in jet fuel prices, according to travel industry players. "Fare hike is imminent. The only question is who takes the lead. I would expect a 10-15 per cent...
  • SpiceJet says airfares will be hiked by 30 per cent 03-09-2013 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Air travellers will have to shell out much more for flight tickets in the coming days. Amidst the ongoing economic crisis, low-cost carrier SpiceJet has said that fares will be increased by around 30 per cent. The airline has further said that increasing airfare is of utmost importance...
  • Jet fuel prices hiked by 7 pc; airfares to zoom this festive season 03-09-2013 07:56 AM

    Mumbai: Right ahead of the festive season this year, the aviation sector has seen a steep hike in traffic, which means people will have to shell out more for tickets. Jet fuel prices have been hiked by a steep 7 per cent taking the rates to a high of over...
  • Pakistan unlikely to send players for 2014 HIL 02-09-2013 10:09 AM

    Ipoh: Pakistan did not play in the inaugural Hockey India League and it is extremely unlikely that they will also feature in the next year's event as Pakistan Hockey Federation is reluctant to send its players to India because of the current tension prevailing between the two nations. PHF secretary...
  • Bus, minibus operators in Kolkata defer strike by two weeks 17-08-2013 05:56 PM

    Bus and minibus operators on Saturday deferred a 48-hour strike call from August 19 by two weeks after assurance from the West Bengal government to look into the matter of a fare hike, bus operators said. "We have decided to defer the bus and minibus strike by two weeks. The...
  • Mini bus operators in Kolkata call strike on Aug 19-20 12-08-2013 07:58 PM

    In a bid to pressurise the state government to increase bus fare, the mini bus operators in Kolkata have called a two-day bus strike on Aug 19-20. "We are going for a 48-hour bus strike from Aug 19. We want the mini bus fares to be increased. The bus fares...
  • West Bengal bus operators issue ultimatum demanding fare hike 06-08-2013 02:53 AM

    One of the major operators' bodies of state, the Joint Council of Bus Syndicates, on Monday issued an ultimatum to the West Bengal Government demanding a positive decision on bus fare hike within August 9. "We are now fighting for our survival in the trade. We urged the government to...
  • Jet launches week-long sale of low-fare domestic tickets 04-08-2013 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: Taking on competition from no-frill carriers, Jet Airways on Saturday launched a week-long sale of seven lakh low-fare domestic air tickets to attract air travellers who could use them to fly from August 10 onwards. The one-way economy fares would be Rs 1,777, Rs 2,777 and Rs 3,777...
  • Cabinet gives in-principle approval to Rail Tariff Authority for fare rationalisation 02-08-2013 02:45 AM

    A proposal to set up Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) for fare rationalisation got in-principle approval from the Union Cabinet on Thursday but the final nod was deferred for want of clarifications on various aspects like powers of the new body. The Cabinet deliberated upon the proposal to establish the first-of-its-kind...
  • Watch: Fareed Zakaria on the impact of Egpyt army 'coup' 05-07-2013 09:12 AM

    The ouster of Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi has its own repercussions. As the Egypt army says it's a transition and not a coup, CNN's Fareed Zakaria says it may be a coup on the path to make more genuine democracy. ...
  • Conductor pushes woman passenger out of bus over fare dispute 18-06-2013 04:26 AM

    A woman was on Monday night pushed out of a bus by the conductor following a dispute over fare in Dankaur area, police said. Three women boarded the private bus from Dankaur railway station this evening. They gave one hundred rupee to the conductor to get the tickets. The conductor...
  • Bus fares increased by 10.50 pc in Karnataka 15-06-2013 08:49 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation on Saturday announced a 10.50 per cent hike in bus fares to mop up an additional Rs 186.72 crore annually, citing the mounting financial burden imposed by hike in diesel prices. In tandem, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation also announced a modest fare hike ranging...