What happens to train tickets which are already booked before fare hike?

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I have booked train tickets for my travel in the May 2012. What is impact on these tickets due to increase in fare in Railway budget. Do I need to pay the difference. If yes what is the procedure. All my tickets are confirmed tickets and I am worried now. please advise me.
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No need to worry! You would be required to pay the differences!!

The TTE would charge the differences between old amount and new amount during travel!!!
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I am not sure if we have to pay the difference. The reason I say this is that there will have to be a government order stating when the new fares will be effective.

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Okay i never thought about this, and when now when i read it its worrying me too. I'm traveling on 5th april. Need help please
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These type of changes/revisions get effected from the first day of Revenue Year (i.e., 01-April).

So unless & otherwise it is stated in the budget speech, the effective date would be the 01st of April.

However, if it is fuel price, the effective date would be mid-night of the same calendar day on which it has been declared.

So, in this case, if the increase is not rolled down, the travelers would have to pay the differences 1st April onwards!
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post These type of changes/revisions get effected from the first day of Revenue Year (i.e., 01-April).

So unless & otherwise it is stated in the budget speech, the effective date would be the 01st of April.

However, if it is fuel price, the effective date would be mid-night of the same calendar day on which it has been declared.

So, in this case, if the increase is not rolled down, the travelers would have to pay the differences 1st April onwards!
Ohhh. And how much extra will i have to pay if in case it starts from 1st April ???
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It depends on what is the increased amount.

You would be required to follow the budget. It increases as per the budget provisions.
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i guess increased charges would be applicable on tickets booked/bought from April 2012 onwards.
Otherwise it is going to create too much of administrative hassle given the number of people travel by train in India everyday
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Originally Posted by Photofreak View Post i guess increased charges would be applicable on tickets booked/bought from April 2012 onwards.
Otherwise it is going to create too much of administrative hassle given the number of people travel by train in India everyday
@Photofreak, I do remember previous hike in the rail tickets, and we had to pay the differences even though we had purchased it before 01 April.

Let's wait for 17 days to see the application & execution of new rates!
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I guess ticket bought after 1st April will be under the new tariff rule...
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usually the TTE would have the new fare chart & will give you an official receipt for fare difference - this is standard procedure.

of course, the last time fare increase was done (though in a hidden manner - changing train type from mail/express to superfast), i do not recall TTE charging anything - perhaps it was not worth spending his time for the amount involved...
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Logically, if I buy milk and the price is increased, the dairy guy is not at my door to get the increased amount...My view is that you have bought the right to travel, what happens afterwords is none of anybodies business.
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now link word that with indian govt. cheers!

recently when i made a booking at TTDC counter for a stay at TTDC hotel, the person informed me that any extra payment if required will be collected at the hotel reception. i asked if that was for tax component (there is a new rule this FY to collect 5.15% from guest at hotel - you get an official receipt) - his response was yes, plus if there is any change in hotel rent... surprise!
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post Logically, if I buy milk and the price is increased, the dairy guy is not at my door to get the increased amount...My view is that you have bought the right to travel, what happens afterwords is none of anybodies business.
a ponit!! What are the odds of winning a case in consumer court Myself V/s Indian railways, i bought 2 tickets in 2Ac for the month of May some 4 days ago, i don't mind paying.. But why should i they can stash black money, they can do corruption of millions without any repercussions followed by govt. like confiscating the corrupt wealth, they never did that, i pay my taxes sincerely .. Heck!! being a citizen why should i always take the burden..
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