New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The railways on Friday said that it has decided to extend, for six months, the 10 per cent rebate in basic fare on the vacant berths or seats in the reserved class of all other trains after preparation of the first chart.
“Indian Railways has decided to extend the rebate of 10 per cent in the reserved class of all other trains with effect from January 1, 2017 on an experimental basis for six months,” the Railways Ministry said in a statement.
Earlier the rebate of 10 per cent was only in Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi Express trains when introduced on December 19 during the review meeting on “Flexi fare”, launched in September.
“10 per cent rebate shall be applicable on the base fare of last ticket sold for a particular class and train just before preparation of first chart,” the Railway Ministry said.
The discount would however be applicable on the surged fare base and not on the original base fare.
Reservation fee and superfast charge as applicable shall be levied in full and service tax etc. as applicable shall be levied.
The Railway Ministry also said that 10 per cent discount shall also be applicable for allotment of vacant berths (due to passengers who have not turned up) in the train by TTEs.