Railway tickets on discounts soon: Know the details


New Delhi: The Indian Railways is likely to start offering tickets at discounted price by completely revamping the flexi-fare scheme.

The railways could soon rope in discounts on tickets if trains were not fully booked, just like the airlines and hotels, informed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

“We have been deliberating on a dynamic pricing policy. So far we have been discussing that the price should not go up but I want to go a step ahead. I am exploring a possibility where suppose trains are not going full like in airlines we get discounted fares,” said Goyal.

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“Just like the airlines and hotels where a person gets discount at that last minute, it (the railways) should also offer discounts on the routes with relatively low occupancy,” PTI quoted Goyal as saying.

It is worth mentioning that the Railway Board has formed a six-member committee to review the flexi-fare scheme. The committee has been asked to recommend ways to offer a more lucrative scheme to passengers.

The committee, which was formed on December 11, will submit its report within 30 days.

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