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Posted: Mar 29 2016 (08:21)
Last Response: Mar 29 2016 (08:21)
Other NewsMar 28 2016 (17:01) Mixed Response to Move to Charge Full Fare for Kids
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MADURAI: The Indian Railways, the chariot of the poor and middle class, has decided to toe the line of commercial airline industry.
Come April 22, parents taking their children aged between 5 and 12 with them on trains cannot enjoy the ‘half-ticket’ benefit wherein they pay half the ticket fare for them and get a separate berth. They need to pay full fare if they want an independent berth for their kids.
Under the new policy, the ‘half ticket’ fares will continue for children not seeking an independent berth. But that too comes...
Mar 29 2016 (08:21)
Kuchh to log kahenge 202 blog posts 12 correct pred (80% accurate)
I my opinion it is a bad practice, Railway have to provide full berth to children who had purchased half ticket. Only one thing railway can do is that if there are two children then both can be allotted 1 single berth as they can adjust easily on same berth but children aged above eight years is difficult to adjust with their adult companion.
If railway want to increase it revenue then withdraw all concessions including Sr.Citizen and any other relaxation provided in 2AC, 1AC, Rajdhani and Shatabdi.
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