Train fare to cost 2% more from today
With the revised fare structure coming into effect, travelling by train is set to become costlier from Monday. Passengers will have to shell out Rs 95 more for travelling to Bangalore from Delhi in AC First Class in Rajdhani as Railways has increased the fare by about 2 per cent for all classes, including Sleeper and AC, from Monday. In Punjab Mail, the AC-1 journey from Ferozpur to Mumbai will cost Rs 75 more. While the AC Second Class journey from here to Mumbai will be dearer by Rs 40 in Rajdhani, a person will be paying Rs 35 more for travelling to Jammu availing the AC-1 service in Jammu Rajdhani. The revised fares will also apply to tickets issued in advance for journey to commence on or after 7 October. However, there is no increase in the second class tickets in suburban trains and monthly season tickets. Facing an additional burden of about Rs 1,200 crore due to the increased diesel and electricity cost, Railways has decided to revise the passenger and freight tariff, linking it with fuel adjustment component (FAC).