The Indian railways is all set to come up with flexi fare scheme as against the current pricing norms to benefit passengers as in some of the sectors travellers are required to pay hefty charges at par with airfares on premium trains.
The behemoth is considering to suspend the scheme on a temporary basis as during lean month in some of the trains the occupancy has gone down up to 30 per cent.
Also, the department is also mulling over a pricing regime as followed in Humsafar trains in which first fifty berths are sold at a higher price by over 15 per cent in comparison to the base price. Thereafter the slab will vary with every 10% of the remaining berths being booked.
In more of the routes where occupancy rate is down, the Indian Railways is also planning on providing special discounts.
The step is by far after the CAG report turned hard on the behemoth which suggested that in some 13 sectors, the railways is charging a way higher price than airfares on these routes.