Passenger Fares

  • 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...
  • 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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