Hike in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto fares likely

Another round of fare hike in premier trains looks imminent with Railways revising food tariffs for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains.

“It will be a minor hike ranging between Rs 15 and Rs 20 for Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto passengers after the revision of catering charges of the premier trains,” a top Railway official involved with the decision making process said.

The revision will be announced shortly and the hike will be implemented as soon as the software is updated accordingly, the official said. Once the revision is announced, fares of premier trains will witness hike for the second time after the latest increase on January 22.

Food tariff was revised for mail and express trains last month after 10 years, but it did not include catering services of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains. Passengers in premier trains are entitled to meals and snacks for which charges are included in the price of the ticket.

The Railway Ministry had constituted a committee to study and suggest revision of tariff and menu of standard meals in premier and other mail and express trains.

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