Though the Railway Minister did not propose any increase in basic rail fares, the hike in reservation fees and supplementary charges will mean an increase of Rs. 5 to Rs. 25 in fares for all classes in superfast trains.
In the second class, while the reservation fee has been kept unchanged at Rs. 15, the supplementary charges have been raised by Rs. 5 to Rs. 15.
For the sleeper class, reservation fee is untouched at Rs. 20, but the supplementary charges is increased by Rs. 10 to Rs. 30.
For AC first and executive class, reservation fee will be increased by Rs. 25 to Rs. 60, while the supplementary charge will go up by Rs. 25 to Rs. 75.
Similarly, tatkal charges will go up by up to Rs. 100.
In sleeper and AC Chair Car, tatkal charges is increased by Rs. 25 and Rs. 50 to Rs. 175 and Rs. 200 maximum, respectively. The same in AC-2 tier and executive will go up by Rs. 100 to Rs. 400.
Railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has also proposed raising the clerkage and the minimum cancellation charges by up to Rs. 50.
While in second and sleeper class, the cancellation charges will go up by Rs. 10 and Rs. 20 to Rs. 30 and Rs. 60. respectively, such charges in AC Chair Car, AC-3 economy, AC-3 Tier will be increased by Rs. 30 to Rs. 90.
In AC first and executive class, the cancellation charges will increase by Rs. 50 to Rs. 120.