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How railways’ flexi fare affects Chandigarh-Delhi Shatabdi

The base fare between Chandigarh and New Delhi for that is Rs 408. Add to that, another Rs 197, charged as Rs 90 for catering, Rs 40 for reservation charges, Rs 45 for superfast charges, and Rs 22 as service tax. The flexi system only hikes the base fare, while the Rs 197 remain as before

punjab Updated: Sep 08, 2016 23:00 IST
A passenger who was earlier paying Rs 605 for a seat would have to pay Rs 809 if the booking is made after 50% of the seats. After that, there is no further hike.
A passenger who was earlier paying Rs 605 for a seat would have to pay Rs 809 if the booking is made after 50% of the seats. After that, there is no further hike.(HT File Photo)

The flexi fare system for premier trains comes into effect from September 9. This entails that base fare will increase by 10% with every 10% of berths sold, but there will be an upper limit to that.

“There will be no change in the existing fare for 1AC and EC class of travel,” a railway ministry statement informed. While Rajdhani and Duronto are also covered, Chandigarh does not have those, so the flexi fare system will apply only to the Shatabdi Express, for the AC Chair Car seats. Shatabdis have 1AC/EC where flexi system is not applicable

Base fare up: The base fare between Chandigarh and New Delhi for that is Rs 408. Add to that, another Rs 197, charged as Rs 90 for catering, Rs 40 for reservation charges, Rs 45 for superfast charges, and Rs 22 as service tax. The flexi system only hikes the base fare, while the Rs 197 remain as before.

Highest possible: In effect, thus, a passenger who was earlier paying Rs 605 for a seat would have to pay Rs 809 if the booking is made after 50% of the seats. After that, there is no further hike

How fare will rise for Chd-Delhi Shatabdi

% of berths: AC Chair Car base fare

First 10%: Rs 605

10-20%: Rs 645.8

20-30%: Rs 686.6

30-40%: Rs 727.4

40-50%: Rs 768.7

50-100%: Rs 809

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