There may be additional pockets of passenger load from Indian Railways. In fact, railways can now charge 10 to 20 percent more fares than commuters who travel on trains at night. It is explained that officials have submitted this proposal to the Ministry of Railways to increase the income of the railways, which will be decided upon by the end of March.
Railways officials told the ministry that passengers traveling from Bhopal to Delhi and Mumbai at night are getting more amenities. For this reason, railroads can charge 10% fare in the Sleeper class, 15% in AC-3, and 20% in AC-2 and AC-1 class in the name of night cruise.
In fact, in order to stop the spread of Corona infection, trains were suspended last year for about six months. This decision had a very bad effect on the financial condition of the railways, after which the railways sought railway proposals from different regions to increase their sources of income.
In such a case, it has been suggested that when passengers prefer to travel at night, the railways should take the same fare from them accordingly. By doing this his income would increase. Besides, funds will also be raised to increase passenger facilities. The proposal said that doing so would also help the railways complete blueprints that were discontinued due to lack of funds.
Not only that, but the Railways Board also received suggestions that Bedroll’s fare should be increased by Rs 60. Some railway officials have argued in their proposal that there has been an increase of up to 50 per cent in the cost of washing bed linen over the past ten years, but the bed fare is being charged to a maximum of Rs.