In the era of Corona epidemic, travelers have expressed uncertainty about travel or traveling in an emergency. Tatkal and Premium Tatkal ticket charges But a huge amount was spent. Railways have also become rich due to this. Whereas with the date of travel in special trains approaching, the dynamic fare applicable to the Railways has also earned huge income. According to information received from RTI, during 2020-21, the Railways earned Rs 403 crore from the charge of Tatkal tickets. While premium tatkal ticket charges earned Rs 119 crore. He has earned Rs 511 crore from the dynamic fare applicable in trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani.
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While the operation of trains was suspended for most months of the year due to the corona virus epidemic. Dynamic Fare System is that system in Railways. In which the fare is fixed according to the demand of seats. This fare is applicable in trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains. Passengers of these three categories are generally end-time commuters who avail these services by paying premium charges.
In a reply to MP’s RTI activist Chandrashekhar Gaur, the Railways said it has earned Rs 240 crore from dynamic fares, Rs 353 crore from tatkal tickets and Rs 89 crore from premium tatkal charges in the financial year 2021-22 till September. In the financial year 2019-20, when there were no restrictions on train operations, the Railways earned Rs 1,313 crore from ‘dynamic’ fares, Rs 1,669 crore from Tatkal tickets and Rs 603 crore from premium Tatkal tickets.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways had recently said that certain charges on Tatkal tickets are unreasonable and impose a huge burden on passengers who are financially weak and forced to travel immediately to meet their families and relatives. are there. The recommendation of the parliamentary committee was that the ministry should fix the fee on the basis of fare proportionate to the distance traveled.