New Delhi: Railway fares are set to rise from Monday.
This is the first hike in railway fares after a decade. The last time fare was hiked was when Nitish Kumar was railway minister.
Ordinary second class suburban fares for a distance of 35km will now go up by Rs 2 from Rs 8 to Rs 10. The fare will climb by Rs 5 for an average distance of 135km for non-suburban trains, said reports.
The sleeper class hike would be around Rs 50 for a distance of 770 km and Rs 40 for 387km in the chair car. In AC three-tier, the fare will climb by Rs 76 for 717km.