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Blog Entry# 1985279  
Posted: Sep 08 2016 (23:23)

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Sep 08 2016 (23:23)   Surge pricing in railways could do more harm than good
 

Pran Pratim Ghosh   188 news posts
Entry# 1985279   News Entry# 279452         Tags   Past Edits
The NDA government at the centre has decided to introduce surge pricing in the three premium trains of the country from this Friday. There are total 42 Rajdhani trains, 46 Shatabdi and 54 Duronto trains plying currently. Though the government says the plan is flexible, it inevitably will turn out to be another way to push loyal customers of Indian Railways who prefer this mode of transport to flying by air.

  
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Sep 08 2016 (23:23)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   23613 blog posts   100323 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1985279-1            Tags   Past Edits
TOI is bang on.

  
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Sep 09 2016 (00:34)
DhnEcr~   5511 blog posts
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The prices of train tickets will increase by 10% for every 10% of the tickets sold while the vacant berths will be offered at the last price sold for that particular class to current booking at the time of charting. The hike will be a maximum of 50% for 2AC and chair car, and 40% for 3AC. As for the Tatkal scheme, the rate will be 1.5 times the base fare for all classes, except first-class AC and economy in Shatabdi.
#AshokKhemka takes on Indian Railways for introducing surge pricing in Rajdhani, Duronto & Shatabdi click here
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Financial Express (@FinancialXpress) September 8, 2016
Normally surge pricing is used when there is an increase in demand and service providers make the most of it by charging a premium for it. In the case of taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola, it is done to attract more cab drivers into the area of surge pricing so that there are enough cabs available for their customers. Surge pricing only lasts for a few hours, especially during peak hours when people are either going to or coming back from work.
Most #Rajdhani, #Duronto and #Shatabdi fares up 30-40% click here pic.twitter.com/eRqP8avQ4s
— Times of India (@timesofindia) September 8, 2016
In the case of Railways, it has a monopoly and premium trains are mostly overbooked even in off-season. If the surge pricing kicks in after 10% of the tickets are booked, then it could lead to customers opting for airlines rather than buying expensive train tickets. If one were to buy a Rajdhani ticket from Delhi to Mumbai for October 8 right now, the price is around Rs 2800, if 50% tickets of the train are booked from tomorrow, then the 1.5 surge pricing will make the cost of ticket higher to around Rs 4000. Similarly, if one were to buy a flight ticket for the same day today, the fare ranges between Rs 2600 to Rs 3300.
What a schizophrenic nation we are.
Cabs do surge pricing ~ we go the courts When railways does it ~ its visionary!click here
— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) September 8, 2016
The government needs to introspect on the long-term effect of this policy and whether this will actually add revenue to their coffers or it could end up forcing train journey lovers to switch to take a flight.

  
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Sep 09 2016 (00:35)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   23613 blog posts   100323 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1985279-3            Tags   Past Edits
yea. read those articles.

  
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Sep 09 2016 (00:38)
DhnEcr~   5511 blog posts
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DOWNTIME MESSAGE
DUE TO MAINTENANCE ACTIVITY E-TICKETING SERVICE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FROM
08th Sep 2016 23:59 HRS TO 09th Sep 2016 03:00 HRS IST (GMT +05:30).
INCONVENIENCE CAUSED IS DEEPLY REGRETTED.
Surge coming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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