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Rajdhani, Shatabdi ticket prices likely to come down as seats go vacant

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New Delhi: Faced with many vacant seats in premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto, Railways is considering a revision in the flexi-fare system.

The Railways is mulling to reserve a higher percentage of berths about 50% for normal fare as compared to current system of 10% of seats.

This may bring down the average ticket prices in the premium trains.

According to the current flexi-fare system, which came into force since September last year, only 10% of the seats are sold in the normal fare category and thereafter prices go on increasing by 10% with every 10% of berths sold, with a ceiling of 50 %.

Earlier in December, Railways had revised the flexi-fare system by offering 10% rebate on vacant berths after finalisation of the reservation charts to attract last-minute passengers.

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