Railways hike basic passenger fares from midnight, first since 2014-15

Megha Jain

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For the 1st time since 2014-15, railways announced a fare hike across its network. The order will be effective from January 1, 2020. The fare has been hiked by 1 paisa per km for ordinary non-AC trains, by 2 paisa per km for mail and express trains (non-AC coach) and 4 paisa per km for travel in AC classes. It has become imperative to increase the fare marginally without overburdening any class of passengers, said rail ministry.