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Rail Fare Hike – Railway Ticket Price Increased - 21st January 2013 New Train Ticket Cost



New Indian rail ticket details, New train fare in India from January 2013, rail fare increased in India wef 22nd January, rail fare hike in Jan 2013.

Indian Railway Minister Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal declares on 9th January 2013 (Wednesday) that the Indian Railway Ticket Price (fare) is going to be increased for every class of Railways from 21st January 2013. Railway ticket fare (price) is going to be hiked after 10 long years and will be applicable for every classes i.e., sleeper class, AC, local trains etc.

Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Indian Railway Minister, follows the Rail ticket fair increment pattern that was declared by ex-Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in 2012 railway budget, which eventually not applied. In the same way with few changes; the railway ticket fare hike between 2 paisa & 10 paisa has been announced on 9th January 2013.

Rail Ticket Fare Hike January 2013 Details
Now, let's check out the details of railway fare [ticket price] hike announced for various categories -
  • Second Class Ordinary Suburban Railway Ticket price (fare) increased by 2 Paisa / Km.
  • Second Class Ordinary Non-Suburban Railway Ticket price (fare) increased by 3 Paisa / Km.
  • Second Class Mail Express Train Railway Ticket price (fare) increased by 4 Paisa / Km.
  • Sleeper Class Railway Ticket Price (fare) increased by 6 Paisa / Km.
  • AC Chair Car Railway Ticket price (fare) increased by 10 Paisa / Km.
  • AC Chair Three Tier Railway Ticket price (fare) increased by 10 Paisa / Km.
  • First Class Railway Ticket price (fare) increased by 3 Paisa / Km again after increment of 10 paisa per Km that was done few months earlier.
  • AC Two Tier Railway Ticket price (fare) increased by 6 Paisa / Km again after increment of 15 paisa per Km that was done few months earlier.
  • AC First Class Railway Ticket price (fare) increased by 10 Paisa / Km again after increment of 30 paisa per Km that was done few months earlier.
  • AC First Class (Executive Class) Railway Ticket price (fare) increased by 10 Paisa / Km again after increment of 30 paisa per Km that was done few months earlier.
  • Minimum Local Train Ticket price will become Rs.5/-.

This is the first time Indian Railway has increased the Rail Fare in last 10 years and the rail fare hike will be applicable from 21st January 2013 midnight. Indian Railway Minister Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal has also informed that Railway Ticket Fare will not be increased again in upcoming Railway Budget of 2013. The rail fare hiked in such a manner so that railway tickets will be of Rs.5/- or multiple of Rs.5/-.  It means, as per revised 2nd Class (Suburban) train ticket fare price chart will have train ticket price of Rs.5/-, Rs.10/-, Rs.15/- and so on. Previous train tickets of Rs.6/-, Rs.11/-, Rs.16/- will become Rs.5/-, Rs.10/-, Rs.15/- etc. and train tickets of Rs.7/-, Rs.8/-, Rs.9/-, Rs.12/-, Rs.13/-, Rs.14/- will become Rs.10/-, Rs.10/-, Rs.10/-, Rs.15/-, Rs.15/-, Rs.15/- etc.  The Kolkata Metro Railway Ticket Fare will not be increased in this pattern.

Get ready to pay more for Railway journey from 21st January 2013 midnight.
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