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Relief to Indian Railways Passengers

Current context: The Ministry of Railways has announced to rationalize the fare structure and composition of Humsafar class of trains.
 Relief to Indian Railways Passengers
  • The step has been taken to make the fairs more affordable and comfortable.
  • The existing variable fare system of the Humsafar class of trains has been done away with, which means these trains will now have only ‘fixed’ fare system.
  • The base fare of Humsafar trains will be 1.15 times of the base fare of Mail/Express Trains instead of “Superfast” Mail/Express Trains
  • The Tatkal charges in Humsafar have also been reduced from existing 1.5 times of Humsafar base fare to approximately 1.3 times of Humsafar base fare.
  • Tatkal fare in Humsafar trains has been brought equivalent to the Normal Tatkal Rule of other Mail/Express trains (Humsafar base fare + Normal Class wise Tatkal charges).
  • Sleeper class coaches will also be attached in addition to existing only 3AC class coaches as per the requirement
  • Tickets under current booking after the first charting shall be sold with 10% discount

Question: 

Q: 1. The Ministry of Railways is recently done away with the existing fare system of which train?
a. Ajanta Express
b. Agniveena Express.
c. Humsafar Express
d. Amaravati Express.
Relief to Indian Railways Passengers  Relief to Indian Railways Passengers Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on September 16, 2019 Rating: 5

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