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577/2018-1901-11-2018
CHENNAI
Rationalisation of Flexi Fare Scheme

Review of Flexi Fare scheme done based o­n the recommendation of the Review committee, Comptroller and Auditor General’s report, and representations from passengers

 

Flexi Fare completely removed from 15 trains

 

Flexi Fare removed from 32 trains during lean period (February, March and August)

 

Graded Discount upto 20% o­n last fare to be given (class wise) in case of class occupancy being less than 60%

 

Highest slab reduced from 1.5 times to 1.4 times

 

Flexi Fare Scheme was launched with effect from 9th September, 2016. The scheme generated high revenue however initially there was a drop of passengers which picked up later o­n. Further, to rationalise the fares an 8 member committee was formed to review the scheme and make it more passenger friendly. The review of the scheme has been done based o­n the recommendation of the committee, Comptroller and Auditor General’s report, and representations from passengers. The Railways has reviewed Flexi Fare Scheme and introduced following changes:

 

Discontinuation of Flexi-fare in trains with average monthly occupancy less than 50% throughout the previous year. (List of 15 Trains given in Annexure A)

Discontinuation of Flexi-fare, in lean period of 3 months, in trains with average monthly occupancy between 50-75% throughout the previous year. (List of 32 Trains given in Annexure B)

Maximum current cap of 1.5 times to be reduced to 1.4 times in all classes

To increase the occupancy of less patronised classes (2A, 3A, CC etc.), Graded discount of 20% o­n last fare o­n all trains with Flexi Fare and Humsafar Trains where occupancy of a particular class is less than 60% (4 days prior to scheduled departure of the train). Further, 10% discount will be offered as per the table given below:

Upto -70% occupancy:20% o­n last fare

70-80%occupancy:10% o­n last fare

Above 80%occupancy:Nil

Changes shall be implemented from Advance Reservation Period (ARP) i.e. 4 months after making necessary changes in Passenger Reservation System, o­n an experimental basis for six months to be further extended after assessing its outcome

 

Annexure A

List of trains with occupancy less than 50% (2017-18) from which Flexi Fare will be removed in 2018-19

Sl No.

Train no.

Train type

Train Name

1

12006

Shatabdi

Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi

2

12012

Shatabdi

Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi

3

12037

Shatabdi

New Delhi-Ludhiana Shatabdi

4

12038

Shatabdi

Ludhiana-New Delhi Shatabdi

5

12043

Shatabdi

Moga(Ludhiana)-New Delhi Shatabdi

6

12044

Shatabdi

New Delhi-Moga(Ludhiana) Shatabdi

7

12047

Shatabdi

New Delhi-Bhatinda Shatabdi

8

12048

Shatabdi

Bhatinda-New Delhi Shatabdi

9

12085

Shatabdi

Guwahati-Dibrugarh Shatabdi

10

12086

Shatabdi

Dibrugarh-Guwahati Shatabdi

11

12087

Shatabdi

Naharlagun-Guwahati Shatabdi

12

12088

Shatabdi

Guwahati-Naharlagun Shatabdi

13

12277

Shatabdi

Howrah-Puri Shatabdi

14

22205

Duronto

Chennai-Madurai Duronto

15

22206

Duronto

Madurai-Chennai Duronto


 

Annexure B

List of trains with occupancy between 50%-75% (2017-18) from which Flexi Fare will be removed in lean period of 2018-19

 

S.No

Train No.

Train Name

1

12005

KALKA SHATABDI

2

12014

AMRITSAR SHATABDI

3

12016

AJMER SHATABDI

4

12018

DEHRADUN SHATABDI

5

12020

SHATABDI EXPRESS

6

12025

SHATABDI EXP

7

12026

PUNE SHATABDI

8

12030

SWARNA SHATABDI

9

12031

AMRITSAR SHATABDI

10

12032

AMRITSAR SHATABDI

11

12039

KGM NDLS SHT

12

12041

SHATABDI EXPRESS

13

12042

NJP HWH SHATABDI

14

12045

NDLS CDG SHATABDI

15

12046

CDG NDLS SHATABDI

16

12213

DURONTO EXPRESS

17

12214

YPR DURONTO EXP

18

12219

SC DURONTO EXP

19

12223

LTT ERS DURONTO

20

12224

ERS LTT DURONTO

21

12227

INDORE DURONTO

22

12228

MUMBAI DURONTO

23

12239

JAIPUR DURONTO

24

12240

JP MMCT DURONTO

25

12243

SHATABDI EXP

26

12244

SHATABDI EXP

27

12278

SHATABDI EXPRESS

28

12437

RAJDHANI EXP

29

12441

BSP NDLS RAJ EX

30

12442

BILASPUR RJDHNI

31

12453

RNC NDLS RAJ EXP

32

22414

NZM MAO RAJ

 






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