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New ‘flexi’ fares on Indian trains anger citizens

Indian railways remain a popular way to travel

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A DECISION by Indian Railways to bring in “flexi fares” on three of its premium train services has been denounced on Indian social media. It has been announced that for tickets for the Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto express services, only the first 10 percent would be held at current prices. Thereafter there would be increases of 10 percent for every 10 percent of berths sold, subject to a cap of 1.5 times the basic fare. Critics have called it a poorly disguised fare hike. India’s heavily subsidized railway service is the third largest network in the world, carrying some 23…

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