Indian Railway – Rounding Off in multiple of Rs.5 for rail ticket booking
ROUNDING-OFF CHARGES IN RAILWAYS
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.445
TO BE ANSWERED ON 12.12.2018
445. SHRI BHARAT SINGH: SHRI AJAY MISRA TENI:
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Competition Commission of India has ordered investigation of the practice of the Railways to charge higher prices allegedly through ‘rounding off’ in multiple of Rs.5 for rail ticket booking; and
(b) if so, the detail thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) Yes, Madam.
(b) The Competition Commission of India was apprised on 23.10.2018 regarding the policy of rounding off rail ticket booking. Subsequent to which, the Competition Commission of India has passed an order on 09.11.2018 to its Director General (DG) to investigate the matter.
Source: LOK SABHA