Train fares to increase from 21/01/2013

#46 Feb 1st, 2013, 10:16
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  • Prakaant is offline
I have checked PNR Status online. It is reflecting the difference of price-increase.

Further as it is an official increase, the TTEs need to deposit the collected money in account, so he can't do anything wrong on this account, I believe!
#47 Feb 1st, 2013, 22:56
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Off to India again in about 2 weeks. Bought all rail tickets about 120 days in advance (before the fare increase was announced), for the 3 of us (2 senior males and a senior female), with all 3 of us on the same ticket in all cases. Just checked the additional fares to be collected according to the PNR lookup, the original fares I paid, and fares now listed. Results were interesting.

For example, on one leg (#29019 from Bundi to Hazrat Nizamuddin in 2A)
- the current fares for the two senior males were Rs5 above what I paid
- the current fare for the senior female was Rs5 LESS THAN what I paid
- the PNR lookup says that we are expected to pay an additional Rs10

All the other legs seemed to be consistent with the following general observations:
- for seniors, at least, some fares have ACTUALLY GONE DOWN (but most are the same or have gone up)
- they are collecting the difference if the fare has gone up, but are not refunding the difference if the fare has gone down (even within the same ticket, this is the case if some fares are up and some are down)

As usual, nothing is simple, or necessarily consistent, in India ...

Anyway, to us, the trains are still an extraordinary bargain in India, so we're not complaining (but maybe snickering a little ...).

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