In a move to encourage the passengers to travel in air-conditioned (AC) coaches or chair cars, the South Western Railway (SWR) has slashed fares of a few express trains.
Indian Railways operated South Western Railway (SWR) has slashed fares of 5 express trains originating from Bengaluru, Gadag and Mysuru in Karnataka to encourage more passengers to travel in air-conditioned (AC) coaches or chair cars of trains, reported news agency IANS.
According to an official as quoted by IANS, AC ticket fares have been cut as part of the dynamic fare fixing based on traffic pattern than on demand-supply ratio.
Here is the list of Trains:
- Impressed by the response to lower fare in Shatabdi, leading to higher occupancy, the zonal railway has lowered AC fare in Bengaluru’s Yesvantpur-Hubballi weekly express to Rs 590 from Rs 735.
- The AC fare in Gadag-Mumbai express has been reduced to Rs 435 from Rs 495 with effect from November 11 up to Solapur in western Maharashtra after Kalburagi in northwest Karnataka, the report said.
- Similarly, AC fare in Mysuru-Shirdi weekly express will be Rs 260 instead of Rs 495 between Mysuru and Bengaluru from December 3.
- Three AC fare in Yesvantpur-Bikaner Express between Bengaluru and Hubballi will be Rs 590 instead of Rs 735 from November 30.
- Three AC fare in Yesvantpur-Secunderabad Express will be lower at Rs 305 from Rs 345 from November 22.
The Railway Board has also directed other zonal railways to adopt the SWR dynamic fare fixing on passenger traffic model in order to boost train travelling.