Infrastructure & Safety

Indian Railways to test airline fare model

MUMBAI
To cash in on the last-minute demand for confirmed tickets on routes perennially choked with waitlisted passengers, Indian Railways has selected 20 routes across India to introduce non-stop trains with dynamic fares.Like airlines, the closer to the date of journey one books the ticket, the more it would cost — significantly more than the normal price of tickets on the same routes.Tickets would only be available online and cannot be cancelled. Only AC-II and III classes would be available and food would be provided as part of the fare. The list of routes includes those where getting a confirmed ticket proves difficult throughout the year.

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