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Dec 13 2016 (13:10)  Railway Fares to be 10% Less than Usual after Chart ... (
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New Delhi: Worried over vacant seats in premier trains, railways have decided to make a few changes in the flexi fare structure to attract last minute passengers.
Currently, the fares of Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi can go up to 50 per cent more than the base fare as per the flexi fare system introduced on September 9.
However, now as per the decision expected to be notified shortly, the higher fares in premier trains can go upto 40 per cent instead of earlier 50 per cent ceiling after finalisation of the reservation chart.

Vacant berths available after the finalisation of the chart will be offered at 1.4 times higher than the base fare instead of current practice of 1.5 times increase, said a senior railway ministry official. There were 5,871 vacant berths in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains during September 9-October 31 this year, according to railways.
If a passenger wants to travel after the finalisation of the chart then he can avail it by paying only 40 per cent higher than the base fare instead of 50 per cent, subject to availability of berths, he said.
Under the flexi-fare scheme, the fare increases by 10 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths sold subject to maximum prescribed limit 1.5 times in Sleeper, 2AC, AC Chair Car and in 3AC class.
No change has been made in the fare for 1st AC and executive class of travel.
The Railways is expecting to earn Rs 500 crore in current financial year from flexi fare structure in 42 Rajdhanis, 46 Shatabdis and 54 Durontos.

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Dec 13 2016 (15:15)
Venkat వెంకట్   3380 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2089617-11            Tags   Past Edits
yES dynamic dare apply to current book. Check the answer as attached. KJM-BBS Suvida
Availability Train Number: 82842 ( KJM BBS SUVIDHA ), Class : SL, Quota : GN
Date 13-12-2016 16-12-2016 20-12-2016 23-12-2016 27-12-2016 30-12-2016
Availability CURR_AVBL-0146
Train Number: 82842, Class : SL, Date : 13-12-2016 *
Base Fare Reservation Charge Superfast Charge Other Charges Tatkal Charge Dynamic fare Total Fare
573 20 30 0 0 1662 2285

Dec 13 2016 (15:17)
The Rail Mail™*^~   48173 blog posts   18569 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2089617-12            Tags   Past Edits
Suvidha has different concept which dont give us any suvidha!! Flexi has different structure! :P

Dec 13 2016 (15:25)
Venkat వెంకట్   3380 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2089617-13            Tags   Past Edits
dynamic fare applicable, here is ASR shatabdi todays
12013-CC-GN ×
Availability Train Number: 12013 ( AMRITSAR SHTBDI ), Class : CC, Quota : GN Since 0 Minutes and 40 Seconds Refresh
Date 13-12-2016 14-12-2016
Availability CURR_AVBL-0163

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Fare Train Number: 12013, Class : CC, Date : 13-12-2016 *
Base Fare Reservation Charge Superfast Charge Other Charges Tatkal Charge Service Tax Catering charge # Dynamic fare Total Fare
582 40 45 0 0 43 175 291 118

Dec 13 2016 (15:30)
Venkat వెంకట్   3380 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2089617-14            Tags   Past Edits
oh yes...Even dynamic price for premium trains there after current booking

Dec 13 2016 (15:44)
vikastejas103   12 blog posts
Re# 2089617-15            Tags   Past Edits
i agree with ur opinion..

Dec 13 2016 (16:24)
©The Dark Lord™~   8831 blog posts   2 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2089617-16            Tags   Past Edits
koi hawan karwao,Rail Mantri ki buddhi bhrasth ho gai hai.

Dec 13 2016 (16:26)
SRG*^~   36367 blog posts   198893 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2089617-17            Tags   Past Edits
Why they are complicating things so much huh!!! If at all in premium trains which are under Flexi fare system now can be run with Tatkal charges added for normal quota and for Tatkal quota also which would do wonders. Surely will fill the void.

Dec 13 2016 (17:17)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
Re# 2089617-18            Tags   Past Edits
Great loot, even the touts could not extract that kind of money for a sleeper class ticket that IR is doing in the name of Suvidha.

Dec 13 2016 (17:20)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
Re# 2089617-19            Tags   Past Edits
Suvidha/Flexi/Tatkal/PremiumTatkal/.... What ever may be concept or name or structure, funda is same - Sqeeze the paxs till the last coin in their pocket.

Dec 13 2016 (18:34)
manojpune   207 blog posts
Re# 2089617-20            Tags   Past Edits
See one classic example of how Dynamic Fares logic is flawed and passenger unfriendly. In Train 82505 Pune Kamakya Suvidha Special, berths will always be vacant from Pune to Panvel, no matter how much the demand will be for Kamakhya/Guwahati. This is because there will be may passengers who would have bookings from Panvel onwards. Now with dynamic fare kicking in, railways is not allowing anyone to travel from Pune to Panvel at normal fares, despite knowing that they are anyways going to go vacant. Who would pay Rs 1136 in SL Class just from Pune to Panvel? This is when 236 berths are still vacant. What happens to this fare when these berths start depleting? And how is Rs 822 dynamic fare amount for a base fare of Rs 261? This is not just 40 or 50%. This is more than 3 times the base fare. So railways is ensuring...
that the berths remain vacant and no one travels.
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