Passenger Fares

  • Modi government raises rail passenger fare by 14.2%, freight charge by 6.5% 20-06-2014 09:56 PM

    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,...
  • Railway passenger fare increased by 14.2 per cent 20-06-2014 05:02 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Passenger fares may be hiked: Railways Minister 29-10-2012 01:35 PM

    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...
  • Safety of rail passengers top priority: CP Joshi 24-09-2012 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed 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...
  • I am happy with what I did: Dinesh Trivedi 22-03-2012 03:43 PM

    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 budget for faster, safer, pricier travel 14-03-2012 02:42 PM

    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...
  • Won't burden common man, says Railway Minister 16-09-2011 05:23 PM

    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 unions are...
  • Railway Budget: PM is all praise for Mamata 25-02-2011 02:58 PM

    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...
  • Rail Budget: passengers expect better hygiene 25-02-2011 09:45 AM

    Mamata Banerjee is also expected to not increase passenger fare ahead of assembly elections in West Benagal. ...
  • Railways rules out fare reduction 08-11-2006 03:31 PM

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