PASSENGER FARES

  • 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...
  • Modi government raises rail passenger fare by 14.2%, freight charge by 6.5% June 20, 2014

    In an unpopular decision, railway passenger fare was on Friday increased by 14.12 per centin all classes while freight charge was hiked by 6.5 per cent with effect from Friday. The decision of the Railways on Friday restores an announcement of May 16, the day Lok Sabha election results came, when...
  • Railway passenger fare increased by 14.2 per cent June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first bitter move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the railway passenger fare has been increased by 14.2 per cent. It's a fuel adjustment component that has been added to the passenger and freight charges. The fare hike will come into effect from June 25. The government said...
  • Cashstrapped Railways worried over fewer tickets booking October 20, 2013

    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 cashstrapped Railways. The number of passengers travelling in the nonsuburban sector, which include reserved and unreserved class in mail and express trains, during AprilSeptember was 1,982.35...
  • Cabinet gives inprinciple approval to Rail Tariff Authority for fare rationalisation August 2, 2013

    A proposal to set up Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) for fare rationalisation got inprinciple 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 firstofitskind...
  • Rail Budget: No hike in passenger fares, but travel will be costlier February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Even though Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal did not hike passenger fares but he announced a marginal increase in freight charges, supplementary charge, superfast charge, reservation charge, cancellation charge and Tatkal charge. The hike supplementary charge, superfast charge, reservation charge, cancellation charge and Tatkal charge means that even...
  • Pawan Kumar Bansal to present Rail Budget on Tuesday February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: All eyes will be on Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on February 26 on whether he yields to pressure of hiking passenger fares yet again or looks at other measures to mobilise resources to offset the burden of the recent diesel price hike. Bansal had on January 22...
  • Passenger fares may be hiked: Railways Minister October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In the first major hint of a change, new Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said that a hike in fares was a possibility. "Passenger fares can be hiked if needed. Primary concern is safety," Bansal said at a press conference. Bansal, the former Parliamentary Affairs Minister, was made the...
  • Safety of rail passengers top priority: CP Joshi September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Newlyappointed Railway Minister CP Joshi on Monday said safety of passengers will be his top priority, along with modernisation and improvement in passenger amenities. Joshi, who has been given additional charge of railways after TMC withdrew support to the UPA government, said he will set the agenda for his...
  • I am happy with what I did: Dinesh Trivedi March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: After new Rail Minister Mukul Roy rolled back the passenger fare hike announced by Dinesh Trivedi in the Rail Budget, the former rail minister said he is happy with the Rail Budget that he prepared. Saying that it is not proper for him to react on the current Railway...
  • Railway budget for faster, safer, pricier travel March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: For the first time in a decade a Railway Minister has taken the bold decision of increasing passenger fares. While presenting his maiden Railway Budget in the Lok Sabha Union Minister Dinesh Trivedi announced that passenger fares were being increased "marginally" across all classes. Trivedi pointed out that passenger...
  • Railway minister hints at passenger fare revision January 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Friday hinted at a possible revision of passenger fares that have not been touched for eight years despite increasing input costs. "There is a definite case to have a relook at the fares which have not been touched since last eight years despite increase...
  • Won't burden common man, says Railway Minister September 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Amidst talk of possible passenger fare hike, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Friday said that nothing will be done to "increase the burden" on common man. "The easiest way is to raise fares. But that is not the idea," Trivedi said. He claimed that even...
  • Railway Budget: PM is all praise for Mamata February 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said no increase in freight rates and passenger fares in the Railway Budget would reduce inflation. "It is a common man's budget without increase in freight and passenger fares, thereby it will help to weaken cost push element of inflation," Singh told reporters...
  • Rail Budget: passengers expect better hygiene February 25, 2011

    Mamata Banerjee is also expected to not increase passenger fare ahead of assembly elections in West Benagal. ...
  • Passenger fare hike unlikely in RBudget February 15, 2010

    New DelhiRailway Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to present a populist budget leaving passenger fares untouched, but rationalising the freight rates keeping the essential commodities aside. Though the Railway Board is insisting on raising fares keeping the PSU's financial condition in mind, insiders said the minister is "dead against" carrying out...
  • Railways rules out fare reduction November 8, 2006

    New Delhi: There will be no reduction in passenger and freight fares on Indian Railways, which consumed diesel worth Rs 6,000 crore in 200506, even though global oil prices are showing a declining trend. "We have not not increased fare even when oil (diesel) prices were raised. We purchase diesel worth...