Indian Railways passengers will have to shed extra as a nationwide increase in basic fares will be applicable from today. The increased fare, however, is not applicable on suburban trains while they are applicable on mail/express non-AC train, AC trains, and Rajdhani, Shatabdis.
The new rates are applicable from January 01, 2020 (today).
Here's how increased fares will affect your pocket from today
- Non-AC, non-suburban train fares increased by 1 paise per km
- Mail/express non-AC train fares increased by 2 paise per km
- AC trains fares increased by 4 paise per km
- Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto fare increased by 4 paise per km
The last time train fares were increased was in 2014-2015 when a total of 14.2 percent hike was imposed on passenger trains and freight charges were increased by 6.5 percent.