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Railways readies deep discounts to woo passengers

Railways to offer last-minute discounts and reduced fares in major trains, including the Shatabdis

Shine Jacob  |  New Delhi 

To tide over the problem of low occupancy it is facing, the Indian Railways is planning to offer last-minute discounts and reduced fares in major trains, including the Shatabdis. The new fare system is expected to be launched in two months, and will replace dynamic pricing on these trains. In September last year, dynamic pricing was introduced in 142 premium trains, including the Rajdhanis, Shatabdis, and Durontos. The pricing system, based on the ones used by cab aggregators and airlines, had faced criticism and low occupancy after airlines became a cheaper option for ...

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 01:47 IST
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