TRAIN FARE HIKES

  • Fare hike inclusive of Fuel Adjustment Component: Railways June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Faced with criticism of effecting a steep hike, the Railways clarified late in on Friday evening that the increase was only 10 per cent in passenger fare and 5 per cent in freight charges. It also insisted the hike was "as finalised by the previous government", and promised to...
  • Train tickets to cost more from April 1 March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Travelling in trains is set to become costlier from next week as the hike in reservation fee and superfast charges announced in the Rail Budget come into effect from April 1. Though Railways have not increased basic passenger fare, it has proposed to increase the reservation fee, superfast...
  • TN: AIADMK protest against diesel, train fare hike January 19, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday announced a statewide protest against the hikes in diesel prices and the train fares. The protest would be held on January 24 outside central government offices. The protests would be led by the AIADMK's labour wing. Stepping up her attack on the UPA...
  • Train fare hike is necessary: MoS Railways December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Minister of State for Railways Surya Prakash Reddy has indicated that the train fares may be hiked soon as the "financial condition of the Railways is not sound". Speaking to reporters, Reddy said that hiking the fares had become necessary. Train fares have been at the centre of...
  • Jayalalithaa demands rollback of train fare hike September 30, 2012

    Chennai: With train fares of all AC classes and freight services to cost more from Monday due to service tax, Tamil Nadu government on Sunday demanded its rollback saying the move would only increase inflation. Strongly criticising the UPA for increasing the fares, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said the move was...