1st class tourist ticket fares up from Aug 1

Commuters who wish to travel by the first class on purchase of tourist tickets will have to pay higher fare from August 1. The new tariff was approved by the railway board on July 24.
Under the tourist ticket scheme, passengers can travel unlimited times during its validity from any station on the suburban sections of Central and Western Railway. A senior railway official said the fare for tourist ticket for first class was Rs 170 (1 day), Rs 330 (3 days) and Rs 390 (5 days).
According to the new chart, the fare will be now be Rs 210 (for 1 day), Rs 365 (3 days) and Rs 430 (5 days). However, there will be no change in the tariff of second class tourist tickets.
Sources said the railways sold at least 2,000 first class passes in the categories while 1,100 tourists bought those for second-class. These tickets are issued maximum 3 days in advance, excluding the first day of validity. No refund is admissible on unused/partially used tourist tickets. But tourist tickets booked in advance can be cancelled before the day of validity on which charges of Rs 10 for second class and Rs 20 for first class per passenger will be deducted.


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