Now Pay More As Railways Impose ‘Superfast’ Levy On These 48 Trains, Ticket Prices Up By Rs 70. Hike in Train Ticket Price 48 Mail Trains to Super Fast Rs.70 Replace Rs.45.
Money-racking Indian Railways raised tariffs on 48 mail and express trains by upgrading them to “superfast” and increasing their intended average speed by only five kilometers per hour from 50 km / hr, according to the new Train timetable released 1st of November.
However, no additional personal equipment was provided on trains converted to a super fast level. But passengers will have to exhaust Rs 30 more for Sleeper, Rs 45 for second and third AC and Rs 75 for first class AC as super fast charging.
Hike in Train Ticket Price”48 Mail Trains to Super Fast” Rs.70 Replace Rs.45
However, Upgradation there is no guarantee that these trains will run on time. In addition, a new tax was brought in just ahead of the winter season, when the whole train will cover the north late for several hours due to the foggy weather.
Currently, many trains, including the main services such as Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi, working late on a regular basis.
Railways are expected to clean additional Rs. 70 crore from these charges. The conveyor may be imposed on the charges to avoid a backlash on the passenger fare increases. With the addition of 48 trains, the total number of trains designated as ultrafast increased to 1,072.
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), in its last report in July, had made critical observations about the superfast levy.
48 Mail and Express Converted to Super-Fast Train to get Profit
CAG also found that passengers pay for ultrafast charge, although the train did not go to certain speeds. He also noted that the return of superfast surcharge rules to passengers in cases where the superfast services were not provided to the passengers who have not been framed by the Railway Board.
“On the verification test, Audit noted that in the North Central and South Central Railway, superfast charges (Rs. 11,17 rupees) levied and collected in the period 2013-14 to 2015-16 years of the passengers in the days when 21 super-fast trains are not to achieve an average speed of 55 kilometers per hour (broad gauge) for «SUPERFAST” train “the CHP observed in his report.
According to the data available with the railways, 890 superfast trains had run late during July, August and September this year.
Entire 129 high-speed trains were arrested in July, August and 145 to 183 in September for one hour to three hours. Nevertheless, the 31 bullet trains behind schedule by more than three hours in July and 37 in August. Entire 196 high-speed train late for 30 minutes to 60 minutes in July, August, 186, 240 in September.
Some 326 high-speed trains are late by 15 minutes and 30 minutes in July, 287 in August and 267 in September. Overall punctuality of trains, now hovers around 73 percent – not a good benchmark.
New high-speed trains include Pune-Amravati AC Express, Pataliputra-Chandigarh Express, Visakhapatnam-Nānded Express, Delhi-Pathankot Express, Kanpur-Udhampur Express, Chhapra-Mathura Express, Rock Fort Chennai-Tiruchirapally Express, Bangalore Shivmogga Express, Tata- Visakhapatnam Express , Darbhanga-Jalandhar Express, Mumbai-Mathura Express and Mumbai Patna Express.
According to information available to the Office of safety repairs have been carried out on the tracks of the railways, including the aging of the rails recovery in almost all regions. As a result, the trains can not operate at high speeds, in these sections because of concerns about the safety of the passengers.
There are also capacity augmentation works going on to decongest over-saturated routes.
Gaps are endemic to the system. Most tribal paths are heavily overloaded and a slight delay causes the net to curl. Trains run late in the range of one hour to 15 hours or more in many parts for various reasons
The railways report 33 categories of delay reasons, seven of which, as they say, are outside its direct control, such as pulling out the alert chain, protest on track, bad weather, accidents, and law and order.
According to railway standards, a train that is up to 15 minutes late is considered to be on time. In addition, precision parameters are divided into parentheses of minutes – 16 to 30, 31 to 45 and 46 to 60. The last and most important segment is “more than an hour” that is open – it covers all trains that are late for more than an hour, regardless of delays.