New Delhi: Train 18 for its Delhi-Varanasi route has proposed a fare reduction to Rs 1760 for chair car and Rs 3310 for executive class. Also Read - Tender For 44 Vande Bharat Trains Cancelled After Chinese Firm Emerged as Contender
Earlier, the Vande Bharat Express or Train 18‘s air-conditioned chair car ticket was fixed for Rs 1,850 while the executive class fare was Rs 3,520 for a Delhi to Varanasi trip, including the catering service charges, according to sources. Also Read - Amit Shah Flags Off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express, Services to Begin on Oct 5
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The train has two classes of tickets – executive class and chair car — and will have differently priced meals, the sources said.
While passengers travelling from New Delhi to Varanasi in the executive class will be charged Rs 399 for morning tea, breakfast and lunch, travellers in the chair car will need to pay Rs 344 for the same.
Those travelling from New Delhi to Kanpur and Prayagraj will have to pay Rs 155 and Rs 122 for executive class and chair car, respectively.
From Varanasi to New Delhi, the passengers will be charged Rs 349 and Rs 288 in the executive class and chair, respectively.