South Western Railway introduced AC chair car fare for 3-tier AC coaches of five trains between Bengaluru and Mysuru since last month. According to Pradeep Kumar, a rail enthusiast from Mysuru, one can travel AC 3-tier by paying Rs. 260 on Kaveri, Myladhutharai, Hampi, Golgumbaz, and Tuticorin Express trains with Railways earmarking one each 3-tier AC coach in these trains for the purpose. Normal 3-tier AC fare is Rs. 490 for this section. The decision appears to have been taken following 3-tier AC coaches remaining empty between Mysuru- Bengaluru-Mysuru. While... more...
the current booking of seats commences one hour before the departure of these trains, online booking is available for journeys starting from February only, he said.
This is a great job done by SWR as it is a win win situation for IR which gets its empty seats filled and get additional revenue and pax too get opportunity to travel at reasonable price (which had gone wrong primarily due to minimum distance criteria). Such facility is required in many sections at the end of long distance train journeys like Cuttack/BBS/Puri, BSP/R/Durg and many more
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