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Posted: Oct 22 2016 (18:12)
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Oct 22 2016 (15:24) Railways ticket booking fell by 12 percent
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NEW DELHI: Ongoing festive season doesn’t seem to have brought good business for railways. Railways passenger ticket booking fell by 12 percent and with 16.5 lakh fewer passengers traveling by train compared to last year during Oct 1-10.
Sections where railways have introduced surge pricing from September 9 this year also saw the downward turn with three lakh fewer passengers traveling by 3AC and 1.5 lakh lesser opting for 2AC births in nearly 13000 trains that railways run every day. Sleeper class was badly affected with nearly 10 lakh passengers opting for other modes of transport.
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