Indian Railways to Introduce Low Fare AC Coaches
Train passengers will soon have an option of travelling in a new class of ‘Economy AC Coaches’ which will have less fare as compared to the normal third AC. The Indian Railways aims at introducing new fully AC train on select routes as a part of its modernisation drive. Read the complete news here…
Impact of GST (Goods and Services Tax) on Train Tickets
Goods & Services Tax (GST) is a ‘’comprehensive, multi-stage, destination-based tax that will be levied on every value addition.’’ The GST was launched on the 1st July 2017, and just like all other public and private sectors, Indian Railways will also be impacted by this tax. Click here to know more about the story..
Tickets to Be Issued in Regional Language
The Indian Railways’ Passenger Amenities Committee has given its approval for the printed tickets to be made available in the local language, apart from the regular English and Hindi. The new rule would be effective from 1st January, 2018. Read More!
Passengers can forego the subsidy on tickets in the new “Give It Up” Campaign
Railway users will soon have the option to voluntarily give up the government subsidy on their tickets and pay the full fare. After the success of the “Give It Up” campaign on cooking gas subsidy, the government plans a similar move for rail fares. Know all about it.
5. New Uniforms For Railways Staff Soon
Famous fashion designer Ritu Beri will design new uniforms for about five lakh railway employees which comprises of on-board staff, TTEs, station masters, guards, drivers and catering personnel. Read on to know more!