Indian Railways: Railways earned Rs 403 crore from tatkal ticket charges, Rs 119 crore additional from premium tatkal tickets and Rs 511 crore from ‘dynamic’ fares during 2020-21, while operations have been suspended for most of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. . This information has been received through Right to Information (RTI).
what is dynamic system
The ‘Dynamic’ fare system in Railways is the system in which the fare is fixed according to the demand. This fare system is applicable in trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains. These three categories of passengers are usually last minute travellers who avail these services by paying premium charges.
Railway gave information
In response to an RTI filed by Chandrashekhar Gaur, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, the Railways said that it has collected 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. Have earned Rs.
Earned 1313 crores in the year 2019-20
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.
Data released after one month
This figure of the Ministry of Railways comes a month after the comments of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways. The committee, in its remarks, had said that the charges levied on Tatkal tickets were “somewhat unreasonable” and especially put a huge burden on the passengers who are financially weak and need to travel on Tatkal to visit their families and relatives. are forced to. The Committee desired that the Ministry should take measures for the fare proportionate to the distance traveled.