Indian Railway – Type of Festival Special Trains
Festival Special Trains
The following types of special trains are introduced to clear extra rush during peak demand periods:-
|Type of special trains||Fare|
|(i). Fully unreserved (second class) train||(i). Normal second class Mail/Express fare for unreserved second class|
|(ii). Special trains with mixed composition/fully reserved||(ii). (a) Second class (unreserved): Normal second class Mail/Express fare for unreserved second class.
(b) Second class (reserved): 10% higher than the normal Mail/Express fare for second class.
(c) Other classes: 30% higher than the normal Mail/Express fare of the particular class.
|(iii). Suvidha Special||(iii). (a) Unreserved second class: Normal superfast Mail/Express fares.
(b) Reserved Class: Minimum fare is Tatkal fare for initial 20% of the berths and thereafter the fare increases for subsequent slabs of 20% of seats/berths booked subject to maximum three times of the Tatkal fare.
From above it may be seen that no increase in fare for second class (unreserved). However for other classes higher fares have been fixed in view of investments for the coaches, empty running of certain rakes/locos from one location to another, arrangements of spare Guard/loco pilots, special arrangements for stabling/maintenance of the rakes and in certain cases unidirectional demand pattern etc.
This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.