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Increase in Passenger Train Fares
Ministry of Railways has decided to increase the passenger Train fares with effective from the midnight of 21st January 2013 and 22nd January 2013 (i.e. w.e.f. 0000 hours of 22-1-2013). This decision was announced today i.e. on 9th January 2013, by Minister of Railways Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal at a Press Conference held in Rail Bhawan. Minister of State for Railways Shri. Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy and Railway Board Members were also present.
Passenger Train fares increase, class-wise, is as per the following table:
Class of Travel
Proposed per km increase in fares
Second Class Ordinary (Suburban)
Second Class Ordinary (Non-Suburban)
Second Class (Mail / Express)
AC Chair Car
AC First Class
* In addition to increase of 10 paise per km in case of First Class, 15 paise per km in case of AC 2Tier and 30 paise per km in case of AC First / Executive Class already implemented w.e.f. 01-04-12.
Moreover, it has also been decided
(i) do away with the present practice of levying Development Charge on passenger tickets, and
(ii) have all chargeable fares in multiples of Rs. 5/-.