Flexi Fare System – Railway
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 769
ANSWERED ON 21.07.2017
Flexi Fare System
769 Shri Ram Narain DudiWill the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to satate :-(a) whether Government is aware of the fact that the passengers are facing difficulties due to Flexi Fare System introduced for Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express trains; and
(b) if so, by when the Government will withdraw said fare system?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a): No inconvenience to the passengers has been caused since only fares have been rationalised and no major changes have been made in the booking/cancellation system due to flexi fare scheme in Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto Trains.
(b): Review of all existing schemes is an ongoing process to effect improvement. Accordingly, an interim review of the flexi fare system has been made and the following changes have been made with effect from 20.12.2016 :-
(i) 10% rebate in basic fare on vacant berths/seats after preparation of first chart in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains.
(ii) Provision of Tatkal quota has been reduced in flexi fare trains from maximum 30% to 10% of the total available berths.
(iii) Discounted fare has been offered for the passengers of Jaipur-Ajmer and Ajmer-Jaipur in 12015/12016 New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express and for the passengers of Bengaluru City-Mysuru and Mysuru-Bengaluru City in 12007/12008 Chennai Central-Mysuru Shatabdi Express.