FARES

  • Airlines hike fares for Australia with India entering World Cup semis 6 days ago

    New Delhi: With the defending champions India set to take on Australia in the second semi-final of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Sydney on Thursday, airlines have hiked their fares substantially for Down Under. The fares for Sydney and Melbourne have already shot up by 15-20 per cent in the...
  • GoAir offers discount on fares, lowest at Rs 999 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a fresh round of fare cut, budget carrier GoAir on Saturay rolled out a limited period low fares scheme, offering one way ticket prices as low as Rs 999 with a more than four months validity period for travel across its network. The bookings for the three-day offer...
  • Full text of Suresh Prabhu's Railway Budget 2015 speech February 26, 2015

    Indian Railway Budget Speech 2015-16 Speech of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu introducing the Railway Budget for 2015-16 on 26th of February, 2015 Madam Speaker, 1. I rise to present before this August House the Statement of Estimated Receipts and Expenditure for 2015-16 for Indian Railways. 2. At the outset, let me thank the Hon'ble...
  • No hike in passenger fare, Suresh Prabhu stresses on 'Swachh Railway' in his maiden Budget February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Sticking to the populist demand and reaching out to the common man, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu in his maiden Budget did not hike passenger fare. Advance booking for reserved tickets has been increased to 120 days from 60 days. Before 2012-13 there had been no increase in rail fares...
  • Suresh Prabhu to unveil plans for raising resources in his maiden Rail Budget February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will unveil his first Budget on Thursday and a lot of suggestions from the Prime Minister's Office have been incorporated in the budget, said sources. Prabhu's Budget will focus on attracting investment, modernisation of trains, expansion of Wifi service and transparency in railway systems....
  • Jet Airways lowers its fare on international routes February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Wednesday lowered the base fares by up to 35 per cent on its international routes for a limited period, which will also be applicable on the network of its partner airline Gulf-based Etihad. Jet Airways offer comes a day after another domestic airline, SpiceJet announced fares...
  • No possibility of reduction in train fares: MoS Railways February 19, 2015

    Bareilly (UP): Ahead of presentation of the Railway Budget in Parliament next week, government on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of reducing train fares, saying they were "already low". "It (fare reduction) will not be done. Fares are already low and government is giving subsidy," Minister of State for Railways Manoj...
  • No proposal to hike rail fares, says MoS Railways Manoj Sinha February 7, 2015

    Lucknow: Ahead of the presentation of the Rail Budget in Parliament, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Saturday said there was no proposal at present to increase rail fares. Speaking on the sidelines of a function to flag off the tri-weekly Lucknow-Kathgodam Express, he said it was not...
  • China should not worry about strong Indo-US ties: Obama February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Surprised at the Chinese reaction over his visit to India, US President Barack Obama said that he had very successful meetings with China during his recent visit to the country. "I was surprised when I heard that the Chinese government had put out these statements. I visited China just...
  • Fares for BEST buses in Mumbai have been revised February 1, 2015

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport's (BEST) has decided to go ahead with the revision of all non-AC and AC buses from Sunday. While daily bus ticket in Mumbai will cost Rs 7 instead of Rs 6, the minimum AC bus fare will escalate from Rs 20 to Rs...
  • Obama was in very good mood after his India visit: Fareed Zakaria January 31, 2015

    CNN's Fareed Zakaria was the only journalist to talk with US President Barack Obama during his three-day visit to India. ...
  • SpiceJet joins low-fare race January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday joined the low-fare race in the domestic market putting on the block half-a-million seats with ticket prices starting at Rs 1,499, days after the government gave a go-ahead to its revival plan under the new promoters. The bookings under the three-day "Super Sale" offer...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 27, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 27, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Guard against religious strife, says Barack Obama January 27, 2015

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday wound up his three-day trip with a strong pitch for religious tolerance, cautioning that India will succeed so long as it was not "splintered along the lines of religious faith". ...
  • Maintained sustained dialogue with Saudis to promote free speech: Obama to Fareed Zakaria January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has said his country has maintained sustained dialogue with Saudi Arabia and all other countries on promoting free speech. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Obama said, "What I found effective is to apply study-consistent pressure. Even we are getting business done that...
  • JLF: High auto-rickshaw fares, over-charged local goods disappoint visitors January 20, 2015

    Ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival many visitors to the Pink city complain that local businesses have been fleecing them during their visit from near and far. But many are disgruntled with the travel agencies and local businesses at the Pink City which are trying to make a quick buck...
  • Air India to cut costs by 14 billion rupees to reduce losses January 19, 2015

    India's national carrier Air India is to cut its costs by 14 billion rupees ($227 million), or about 6 percent of its total outlays, in the next financial year after the government asked the loss-making airline to improve its finances. ...
  • France attacks: These incidents will strenghten anti-immigration parties, says Fareed Zakaria January 9, 2015

    Reacting to the terror strike in France, CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an interview to CNN-IBN, said,"It will strengthen anti immigration politicians and parties, this concern about violence and terrorism will strengthen the strength of fear and despair, and these terrorists are taking advantage of the openness of these societies." ...
  • Government may cap economy air fares at Rs 20,000 December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is considering to cap economy air fares at Rs 20,000 to check airlines from charging "exorbitant" fares or unleashing predatory pricing, affecting their own financial health. The proposal comes in the backdrop of SpiceJet episode, which had come out with a series of low-fare offers throughout the...
  • Co-founder of SpiceJet seeks time to finalise funding plans December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The entrepreneur behind a high-profile effort to rescue Indian carrier SpiceJet has asked for more time to finalise funding plans, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Ajay Singh, who helped set up the low-cost airline in 2005, had been expected to submit a...
  • Rail passengers unlikely to benefit from diesel price cut December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Reduction in diesel price is unlikely to be passed on to rail passengers as the cross-subsidisation burden on passenger service is still hovering around Rs 26,000 crore. "It is true that diesel prices have come down two-three times in the last few months but it has not happened beyond...
  • GoAir offers discount on fares, lowest at Rs 1,469 December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Wadia Group-promoted budget carrier GoAir on Sunday said it has put 1.7 million seats up for sale, offering fares as low as Rs 1,469 for travel next year with a five-day booking period starting on Sunday, to stimulate demand during the lean period. The special offer is available...
  • Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool December 18, 2014

    Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool after waiting since 4 AM on Wednesday. All SpiceJet flights remained grounded for the first half of the day. "It is very irritating. They are not giving us any alternative," said a passenger. ...
  • Uber offers free rides in Sydney after backlash over fare hike amidst siege December 15, 2014

    Sydney: Online car service Uber on Monday offered free rides from Sydney's central business district following a public backlash over an initial surge in prices amid a hostage drama in a city cafe. Fares on the US-based company's booking app initially rose to a minimum fee of A$100 ($82) for pickups...
  • India's domestic air traffic grew over 26 per cent in September November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India's domestic air traffic grew at a record pace of over 26 per cent in September compared to the same month last year with low air fares stimulating the travel demand, IATA said on Tuesday. Indian traffic "spiked 26.3 per cent in September compared to a year ago",...
  • No plan to review railway fares: Sadananda Gowda November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways has no plans to review passenger fares in wake of recent drop in fuel prices, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday said. Any decision in this regard would be taken when Railways reviews the fuel adjustment component (FAC)-linked revision scheme, Gowda told reporters to a question...
  • Jet fuel prices slashed by 7.3 per cent, no cut on fares November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Jet fuel (ATF) rates were cut by a steep 7.3 per cent, the fourth straight reduction in prices since August on back of falling international oil rates. The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, at Delhi was cut by Rs 4,987.7 per kilolitre, or 7.3 per...
  • Air Costa to start Chennai-Jaipur service, cut winter flights October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Regional carrier Air Costa on Tuesday said it will launch a direct daily flight between Chennai and Jaipur from Sunday even as it has reduced capacity by 10 per cent during the winter schedule owing to several reasons. The Vijayawada-based airline also said it will offer a special Diwali discount...
  • SpiceJet announces another low-fare offer of Rs 899 for Bangalore-Chennai-Kochi October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: SpiceJet on Tuesday continued with its galore of special offers announcing yet another limited- period discounted one-way domestic fare offer, ranging from all-inclusive fares of Rs 899 to Rs 2,499. While tickets can be booked at low fares till October 26, the travel period would be between November one...