Ministry of Railways have decided to marginally affect an increase in fare only over non-suburban sections keeping the affordability concerns of daily commuters.
There shall be no fare hike for passengers over suburban sections and season ticket holders.
This class constitutes 66 per cent of total passenger segment over Indian Railways.
Even for the passengers travelling in ordinary Non- AC Classes, there shall be a marginal increase of 1 paise per passenger-kilometre.
The increase in fare will be on tickets bought on or after 1st January 2020 and no excess fare ( difference of fare) will be charged from passengers who have booked tickets before this date.
There shall be no change in charges for reservation fee, superfast surcharge etc.