The passenger fares of train have been revised w.e.f. 1st January, 2020. However there will be no changes in Suburban fare and Season tickets. Moreover, difference of fare (excess fare) will not be collected or charged in the cases of tickets already issued at pre-revised rates. However any new tickets made in trains by TTE or at stations on and after 01.01.2020 will be charged on revised fare.
The last fare revision over Indian Railways was done in 2014-15. Subsequently, there has been a steady up-gradation and expansion of amenities, both off-board and on-board.Indian Railways has continuously endeavoured to augment passenger experience through modernization of coaches and provision of improved facilities over stations like provision of lift, escalators, AC waiting rooms etc. Old model coaches have been replaced by modern LHB model coaches for comfortable journey.
In order to expand passenger amenities and facilities at more and more railway stations and trains, it has become imperative to increase the fare marginally without over burdening any class of passengers. Fast modernization of Indian Railway will be achieved through this fare revision.
Accordingly, Railways has decided to marginally affect an increase in fare only over the non-suburban sections. Keeping the affordability concerns of daily commuters, there shall be no fare hike for passengers over suburban sections and season ticket holders. This class constitutes 66% of total passenger segment over Indian railways.Even for the passengers travelling in Ordinary Non AC Classes, there shall be a marginal increase of 1 paise/PKM (Passenger Kilometer). The fare revision is as below:
i.Ordinary Non-AC classes :Fareincrease by 01 paisa/pkm
ii.Mail/Exp Non-AC classes : Fare increase by02 paisa/pkm
iii.AC classes : Fare increase by04 paisa/pkm
iv.Suburban fare and Season tickets : No increase
There shall be no change in charges for reservation fee, superfast surcharge etc.