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Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto meals to cost more from March 2020; travellers to pay high fares ranging from 3% to 9%
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Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto meals to cost more from March 2020; travellers to pay high fares ranging from 3% to 9%

The tariff of food onboard Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains was last revised in 2013.

Railway increases meal prices onboard Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto; passengers in first-class AC to pay Rs 35 for a cup of tea
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Railway increases meal prices onboard Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto; passengers in first-class AC to pay Rs 35 for a cup of tea

Railway ministry circular also said that rail catering services prices have been hiked keeping in consideration the requests received from IRCTC

Passengers from two coaches in Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express robbed at knifepoint; official says RPF has leads on miscreants
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Passengers from two coaches in Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express robbed at knifepoint; official says RPF has leads on miscreants

Passengers on board the Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express were robbed at knifepoint on Thursday by armed men, officials said. The matter came to light after a passenger filed a complaint through the railways' complaints portal.

Railways not to roll back flexi-fare scheme; only applicable in 1.5% of mail, express trains, say official
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Railways not to roll back flexi-fare scheme; only applicable in 1.5% of mail, express trains, say official

Under the flexi-fare scheme, applicable in premium trains such as Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi, the base fare increases by 10 percent with every 10 percent of berths sold, subject to a prescribed maximum limit.

Higher flexi-fares in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto will 'force' passengers to opt for airlines, warns CAG to Railways
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Higher flexi-fares in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto will 'force' passengers to opt for airlines, warns CAG to Railways

A comparison with air fare for 13 sectors showed that travelling in aeroplane was cheaper than using the Railways for a large number of routes

Indian Railways planning to install 12 lakh CCTV cameras at 8,500 railway stations across India
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Indian Railways planning to install 12 lakh CCTV cameras at 8,500 railway stations across India

Railways is exploring various options to fund the installation of the CCTV surveillance systems — and may even raise resources from the market if needed.

Railways upgrade 48 trains to superfast category, raise fares, increase speed by 5 km/ hr; no new amenities
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Railways upgrade 48 trains to superfast category, raise fares, increase speed by 5 km/ hr; no new amenities

Passengers will have to shell out Rs 30 more for sleeper, Rs 45 for second and third AC and Rs 75 for first AC class as superfast charges.

Indian Railways announces new timetable for 500 trains in order to cut travel time; halt time reduced from 1 Nov
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Indian Railways announces new timetable for 500 trains in order to cut travel time; halt time reduced from 1 Nov

In order to reduce the running time of close to 500 trains across zones, the Indian Railways recently announced a new timetable which will be applicable from 1 November.

Indian Railways to use tablets to take feedback on food served on premium trains
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Indian Railways to use tablets to take feedback on food served on premium trains

The system would be formally launched on the Mumbai Rajdhani in a couple of weeks, IRCTC chief spokesperson Pinakin Morawala said.

Flexi fare scheme: Railways earns additional revenue of Rs 540 cr, no plans to discontinue it
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Flexi fare scheme: Railways earns additional revenue of Rs 540 cr, no plans to discontinue it

The scheme, which officials say will be continuously reviewed, saw a revision last December after the Railways took note of vacant seats in such trains.

Railways' new scheme: You may get to travel Rajdhani, Shatabdi at ordinary express fare from April
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Railways' new scheme: You may get to travel Rajdhani, Shatabdi at ordinary express fare from April

Named 'Vikalp' or alternative, the scheme aims to utilise vacant berths in many premier trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and other special ones such as Suvidha trains in all major routes.

Mr Railway Minister, this feels like extortion; why not have a small hike across the board?
India

Mr Railway Minister, this feels like extortion; why not have a small hike across the board?

It takes political courage to hike passenger fares. Since Suresh Prabhu has proved, like PM Narendra Modi, that he is not averse to taking risks, he should have gone for hike for all classes in all trains.

Suresh Prabhu's rail ministry is learning from the airlines industry, but all the wrong things
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Suresh Prabhu's rail ministry is learning from the airlines industry, but all the wrong things

Make no mistake about it, Union railways minister Suresh Prabhu's attempt to introduce 'surge pricing' on some premium trains on the pretext of emulating the aviation sector is plain loot and misuse

Indian Railways: Dynamic pricing on the nation's transporter would need strong rationale
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Indian Railways: Dynamic pricing on the nation's transporter would need strong rationale

A new announcement reveals the surge pricing strategy by the Indian Railways for premium trains.

Dynamic pricing: Why Indian Railways may have to tweak its strategy after review
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Dynamic pricing: Why Indian Railways may have to tweak its strategy after review

It remains to be seen whether the railways will be able to meet the targeted Rs 500 crore revenue from this much-resented system

'Surge pricing is looting the user': Indian Railways' latest move slammed on Twitter
India

'Surge pricing is looting the user': Indian Railways' latest move slammed on Twitter

Passengers travelling by Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains will have to shell out between 10 and 50 percent more under a dynamic surge pricing system to be introduced from 9 September, aimed at raking in Rs 500 crore more during the current financial year.

Congress terms railways' surge pricing 'anti-people', 'illegal' move for 'stealing' money from public
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Congress terms railways' surge pricing 'anti-people', 'illegal' move for 'stealing' money from public

Passengers travelling by Rajdhani, Shatadbi and Duronto trains will have to shell out between 10 and 50 per cent more under a dynamic surge pricing system

Railways to introduce surge pricing system for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains
India

Railways to introduce surge pricing system for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains

Passengers travelling by Rajdhani, Shatadbi and Duronto trains will have to shell out between 10 and 50 per cent more under a dynamic surge pricing system to be introduced from 9 September, aimed at raking in Rs 500 crore more during the current financial year.

Finger lickin' train food: KFC partners with IRCTC to start delivery system for passengers
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Finger lickin' train food: KFC partners with IRCTC to start delivery system for passengers

People travelling in trains can now enjoy KFC's meals on board as the fast food chain has tied up with IRCTC to start a delivery system for passengers.