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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

IRCTC’s Vikalp Scheme increases your chances of getting a confirmed reservation for a waitlisted ticket
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IRCTC’s Vikalp Scheme increases your chances of getting a confirmed reservation for a waitlisted ticket

IRCTC's Vikalp scheme helps passengers get a confirmed seat in an alternate train if a waitlisted ticket doesn't make it to the confirmed list.

Kerala rains: Toll rises to 22 after downpour triggers landslides, flooding in parts of state; govt seeks help from Indian Army, IAF
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Kerala rains: Toll rises to 22 after downpour triggers landslides, flooding in parts of state; govt seeks help from Indian Army, IAF

Rains continued to batter various parts of Kerala as the toll in monsoon related incidents, including landslides, in the last three days mounted to 22.

Amid IndiGo's paid web check-in controversy, Indian Railways asks passengers to 'check-in' to 'good-old' trains
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Amid IndiGo's paid web check-in controversy, Indian Railways asks passengers to 'check-in' to 'good-old' trains

IndiGo, which has a domestic market share of nearly 43 percent, has been levying charges for web check-in from 14 November

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 to deliver gold-standard coaches meant for Rajdhani and Shatabdi to trains 'patronised by poor'
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Indian Railways to deliver gold-standard coaches meant for Rajdhani and Shatabdi to trains 'patronised by poor'

The Railways will now deliver gold-standard coaches, meant for Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains, to trains "patronised by the poorest of the poor"

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.

Wait-listed Rajdhani passengers may get to fly Air India: Why was this sensible idea given short shrift?
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Wait-listed Rajdhani passengers may get to fly Air India: Why was this sensible idea given short shrift?

Airlines and railways have tried the scheme and failed to make it work. And there has not been any effort to finetune it. Now the officials should first find out what went wrong earlier and fix it

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.

Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express coach derails at New Delhi railway station, no injuries reported
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Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express coach derails at New Delhi railway station, no injuries reported

A coach of Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed on Thursday at the New Delhi Railway station in the national capital, but no one was injured.

Rajdhani Express engine, power coach derails near Minto bridge in New Delhi, no injuries reported
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Rajdhani Express engine, power coach derails near Minto bridge in New Delhi, no injuries reported

A Delhi-bound Rajdhani went off the tracks near Minto bridge in New Delhi on Thursday, hours after seven coaches of the Shaktipunj Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh.

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.

Indian Railways to upgrade service, on-board entertainment on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains for festive season
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Indian Railways to upgrade service, on-board entertainment on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains for festive season

Trolley service for catering, polite uniformed staff and on-board entertainment are some of the changes slated to be introduced in Rajdhani and Shatabdi 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.

Railways needs a revenue manager, not a tariff regulator; here's why
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Railways needs a revenue manager, not a tariff regulator; here's why

On long-haul sectors such as Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Sealdah, the Rajdhanis have been beaten by airlines.

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