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Rail fare hike applicable on tickets that were booked in advance too

India TV News Desk 21 Jun 2014, 8:26:35 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Railways, which hiked passenger fares by 14.2 per cent from June 25, on Friday said those who have purchased tickets earlier at pre-revised rates, will have to pay the differences either at booking offices or in trains.

"In the case of tickets already issued at pre-revised rates, the difference in fares and other charges on or after June 25 will be recovered either by TTEs on the trains or by the booking or reservation offices before the commencement of journey by passengers," said a senior Railway Ministry official.

There shall be no change in charges for reservation fee, superfast surcharge, the official said, adding such charges, wherever applicable, shall continue to be levied additionally according to existing instructions.

The revised fares will also apply to tickets issued in advance for journeys to commence on or after June 25.

The official said service tax will continue to be levied as applicable according to existing instructions issued in this regard.

The train fare hike from June 25 will also be affecting monthly season ticket holders.

Second class monthly season ticket fares of suburban and non-suburban trains will be on the basis of 30 single journeys instead of approximately 15 single journeys now.

Fares of first class monthly season tickets will be charged four times the second class monthly season ticket fares as is done currently.