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Railways hikes passenger fares after five years, pass holders spared

Raises passenger fares from 1-4 paisa in non-suburban trains

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Shine Jacob New Delhi
After a span of five years, the Indian Railways have increased passenger fares by 1 to 4 paisa across various classes, excluding suburban and season tickets, with effect from January 1, 2020. The ‘marginal’ hike is expected to bring in another Rs 2,300 crore to the revenue of the cash-strapped national transporter.

For ordinary non-air conditioned (AC) classes, the fare increase will be 1 paisa per kilometre and in mail/express non-AC class, the hike will be 2 paisa per kilometre. On the other hand, for AC classes the fare hike will be 4 paisa per kilometre. 

The hike will be

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First Published: Dec 31 2019 | 9:05 PM IST

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