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Posted: Nov 19 2016 (12:17)

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Nov 19 2016 (12:09)   Indian Railways might cut Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto fares after trains suffer loss

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   37299 news posts
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The Railway Ministry might just slash fares of several premium trains including Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto owing to the berths going "unreserved." According to an Economics Times report, the railway ministry has been facing "a fall in passenger traffic as it has been losing long distance passenger to airlines and short distance to roadways." Reportedly, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is keen on the current situation being tackled in the upcoming weeks and is in fact taking measures to ensure berths on the above mentioned trains do not go empty.
Also Read: Currency crackdown: With nowhere to go, black money is now buying railway tickets As per a recent policy by Prabhu's ministry, the prices of train tickets see a surge in
sync with their demand. Also Read: Bijwasan to be Delhi's largest transportation hub "We can have a mechanism where we reduce the fares before a day or two so that all unreserved seats could be filled. We are yet to figure out the contours of this proposal," a railway official was quoted as telling Economic Times. Also Read: Indian Railways names trains after personalities to woo voters in UP elections The surge pricing scheme has also managed to bridge the gap between air and rail tickets--bringing it down to almost Rs 500--which is probably why passengers are opting for airplanes instead of trains. Prabhu--who neither denied, nor confirmed the news--was quoted as saying, "It's a possibility. Why only increase the fare. You can decrease it as well when there's no demand. Fixed cost will be incurred on that train anyway even when the berths are going empty." Other important railway-related issues will be taken up in the three-day Rail Chintan Shivir, starting today, November 18, 2016 that apart from top railway officials will also be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

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Nov 20 2016 (09:50)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
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This exception may be due to assembly elections ahead whereby poll campaign activities have been kick started by various political parties.

Nov 20 2016 (10:26)
Rahul K😎🚂~   2370 blog posts   2043 correct pred (77% accurate)
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I hope IR is monitoring this.. Its weekend, peak tourist season for foreign arrivals yet popular Shatabdis like Ajmer, Dehradoon, Kalka, Bhopal all running empty.. Time to reconsider surge pricing Mr. Prabhu :)

mam can u unlock this blog entry plz /blog/post/1630444
#admin #moderator

Nov 20 2016 (10:35)
18626 The Super £xpresssss~   1756 blog posts
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#moderator sir, unlocking of post. This power of unlocking any commom non objected posts should be given to the particular respective bloger,if he post a blog ,he should be liable to unlock it ,if there is no objection on that post. An unobjected post is our right to unlock ourself,picture or information is shared by that person.

Nov 20 2016 (12:20)
Mazi IRI   751 blog posts
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Flexi fare shd be withdraw....... one of the poorest decision taken by RM.

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