The Ministry of Railways declared that Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains will have flexi fares from Sept. 9, 2016. The price of berths will increase by 10 percent of the existing fare with every 10 percent sold. However, there will be an upper limit.
There will be no change in prices of 1AC and EC class of travel.
Other charges like reservation charges, Superfast charge, Catering charges, Service tax etc. will be taken over and above the base fare.
"Tickets under current booking shall be sold at the last price sold for that class and other supplementary charges like reservation fee, superfast charges, catering charges, service tax etc., as applicable shall be levied in full," a ministry statement said
There can be up to 50 percent hike for 2AC and Chair Car, while for 3AC the hike is 40 percent.
"The present limit of berths set aside for Tatkal quota in these trains shall be operated as per the existing guidelines. However, no additional charges as "Tatkal charges" will be levied. The berths assigned under the Tatkal quota shall be booked at the rate of 1.5 times of the base fare for all classes (2S, SL, 2A, 3A and CC) except 1AC and EC. Other supplementary charges like reservation fee, superfast charges, catering charges, service tax etc., as applicable shall be levied in full," a ministry statement said.
The railways ministry is scrapping the premium tatkal quota from these trains.
The changes will apply from Sept. 9 and customers who have already bought tickets will not be charged according to the new surge pricing rules.