Train Fares

  • 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 fares to go up by over 14 per cent from May 20 May 17, 2014

    With the elections coming to an end, railways on Friday hiked both passenger fares and freight rates by 14.2 per cent and 6.5 per cent respectively, effective from May 20. The move would put an additional burden on train passengers for all classes, said a senior Railway Ministry official. While a...
  • 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...
  • Railway Board Chairperson hints at another round of fare hike March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway passenger fare may see another round of hike soon. Railway Board Chairperson Vinay Mittal hinted on Saturday that passenger fares could go up when fuel surcharge becomes applicable in October. Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal had on January 9, 2013 announced a hike in railway fares, the first...
  • Railway Budget 2013 not high on vision: Professor G Raghuram February 26, 2013

    IIM-Ahmedabad's Professor G Raghuram joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the impact of Railway Budget on people & economy. Q. What would be impact on Railway freight? Asked by: surya narayan singh A. Marginal. The larger government policies and industrial growth have a bigger impact. ...
  • Some good beginnings have been made in the Railway Budget 2013: Siddharth Zarabi February 26, 2013

    CNBC TV18's Economic Policy Editor and Delhi Bureau Chief Siddharth Zarabi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Railway Budget 2013. Q. Dear Siddharth, There are so many things that the minister is saying, about good new features but it takes such a long time to implement stuff in our...
  • Rail Budget 2013: What to expect February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is set to present his maiden Rail Budget on Tuesday. While a hike in rail fare seems to be imminent, the Rail Minister is also likely to announce many new trains and safety and modernisation measures. Following are some things that can be...
  • 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...
  • News 360: All train fares hiked, Owaisi sent to 14day judicial custody January 9, 2013

    The Delhi High Court has slammed the Delhi police over the Delhi gangrape case, says timely action could have prevented such crime. ...
  • 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...
  • Budget increases AC, first class train fares further March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Passengers travelling in all AC classes and first class will have to pay charges in addition to the recent hike in train fares with the General Budget on Friday bringing journeys in them under the ambit of service tax. With this move, passengers would have to pay over three...