Railway Fares Reduced: Good news for lakhs of railway passengers! Fares of MEMU and passenger trains reduced

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Trian Ticket Price- The fare of mainline electric multiple unit (MEMU) trains and all passenger trains starting from zero number has been reduced.

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There is good news for railway passengers. Railways has re-implemented the general ticket fare applicable before the Corona period. During the Corona period, the fares of passenger trains on all routes were changed according to mail and express trains. Because of this, passengers traveling short distances had to pay higher fares. Railway Board has now reduced the minimum fare for general ticket up to 50 kilometers from Rs 30 per ticket to Rs 10. This changed fare will be applicable on all those express special and MEMU trains across the country, which were earlier called passenger trains.

According to the notification of the Railways, the fares of mainline electric multiple unit (MEMU) trains and all passenger trains starting from zero number have been reduced. The fare has come into effect from 27th February. There was a demand for reducing the fares of passenger trains for a long time. Passenger associations were also raising their voice against this increased fare. They were having to pay unnecessarily increased rent. They had to pay the same fare for express trains as for passenger trains.

Minimum fare increased from Rs 10 to Rs 30

The fare for second class passenger and MEMU train was increased from minimum Rs 10 to Rs 30 after COVID-19. Instead of passenger trains, these trains were named Express Specials and MEMU/DEMU Express. Railways has informed all the booking reservation supervisors about this decision through notification.

Change in fare on app also

Fares have also been changed on the Unreserved Ticketing System App (UTS App). Four years ago, due to Covid 19 lockdown, Railways had to stop all its trains. After the lockdown, when the Railways gradually started train services again, the Railways increased the minimum fares for passenger trains.

 

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