New Delhi, August 12: In what can be called as a good news for train passengers, the Indian Railways operated South Western Railway (SWR) recently slashed down prices of AC coach ticket for five trains originating from Bengaluru, Gadag and Mysuru in Karnataka. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: E-catering Services in Trains Soon, RailRestro to Deliver Your Favourite Food
Speaking to IANS, an SWR spokesperson said,”By reducing AC chair car fare in Shatabdi Express between Mysuru and Chennai via Bengaluru, we got more number of passengers to travel in the superfast train than bus or flight.” Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: No Extra Fare Charged From Passengers Despite COVID-19, Says Railways
Take a look at the list of trains in which AC fares have been slashed: Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Mumbai- Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express to Run on All 7 Days From Jan 19
Bengaluru’s Yesvantpur-Hubballi weekly express: Impressed by the response to lower fare in Shatabdi, the zonal railway has lowered AC fare in Bengaluru’s Yesvantpur-Hubballi weekly express to Rs 590 from Rs 735.
Gadag-Mumbai express: The AC fare in Gadag-Mumbai express has been reduced to Rs 435 from Rs 495 with effect from November 11 up to Solapur in western Maharashtra after Kalburagi in northwest Karnataka.
Mysuru-Shirdi weekly express: AC fare in Mysuru-Shirdi weekly express will be Rs 260 instead of Rs 495 between Mysuru and Bengaluru from December 3.
Three AC fare in Yesvantpur-Bikaner Express between Bengaluru and Hubballi will be Rs 590 instead of Rs 735 from November 30. Three AC fare in Yesvantpur-Secunderabad Express will be lower at Rs 305 from Rs 345 from November 22.
The Railway Board has also directed other zonal railways to adopt the SWR dynamic fare fixing on passenger traffic model in select trains to enable more people travel in trains.
(With IANS inputs)