Ministry of Railway modifies the passenger fare revision circular in connection with Monthly Season Tickets (MST) and second class suburban fare

The circular for revision of passenger fares issued by Ministry of Railways that was to come into effect from 25.6.2014 had among other things made a change in the way the fare for monthly season tickets (MSTs) was to be calculated.  In the existing system, the MST is 17-15 times the value of a single journey ticket for the same distance slab whereas the circular indicated that MSR fare would be now equivalent to 30 single journey fare for the same distance slab.  Inclusive of the 10% fare hike and 4.2% FAC, the new MST fares ranged 1.7 times to 3.5 times of the old MST fare.  Despite the fact that MSTs are highly subsidized,  Ministry of Railway has now decided to modify the fair revision circular and hence a decision has been taken to increase the cost of existing MST fare by only 14.2% inclusive of FAC, i.e., the Monthly Season Tickets for both suburban and non-suburban shall now be charged at 14.2% over  the  existing rates rounded off as per extant instructions.

Further in the second class ordinary suburban single journey fares, it was noticed that upto a distance of 80 kms, there was increase in 3 of the slabs only and because of rounding off, the increase was coming to more than 14.2%.  A view was therefore taken to avoid any hike in fares upto a distance of 80 kms.  Thus there is no change in fare for second class suburban travelers for a distance upto 80 kms.

In view of the above modifications, the revised fares in the unreserved segment shall come into force from 28.6.2014.  However, for reserved segment, the revised fares shall come into effect from 25.6.2014 as notified earlier.

Single Journey and MST Fares

Distance Slabs Old Fare Revised Fare
(As per order
dt. 20.06.2014)
Revised Fare
(FINAL)
1-5 85 150 100
6-10 85 150 100
11-15 85 150 100
16-20 85 300 100
21-25 160 300 185
26-30 160 300 185
31-35 160 300 185
36-40 160 300 185
41-45 160 450 185
46-50 235 450 270
51-55 235 450 270
56-60 235 450 270
61-65 235 450 270
66-70 235 600 270
71-75 310 600 355
76-80 310 600 355
81-85 310 750 355
86-90 310 750 355
91-95 310 750 355
96-100 310 750 355
101-105 385 750 440
106-110 385 750 440
111-115 385 750 440
116-120 385 900 440
121-125 385 900 440
126-130 385 900 440
131-135 385 900 .          440
136-140 460 900 530
141-145 460 1050 530
146-150 460 1050 530

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0 responses to “Rail Fare – Only 14.2% in hike monthly pass rates- No Change in 2nd Class fare for distance up to 80 Km”

  1. s sudarshana says:

    Why exempt for journeys upto 80 km for SUBURBAN only. What about a large numberf of people travelling daily within 80 km distance from cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Tumkur, Davangere, to name a few? Railway Minister Sri Sadananda Gowda, should take necessary acttion to use the same yardstick upto 80 km distance; suburban or otherwise.

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