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IRCTC To Levy Service Charge Again On E-Bookings From September 1


As per the August 30 issued order, IRCTC with effect from September 1 will again levy service charge on e-ticket bookings. For non-AC class, the fare would go up by Rs. 15 while for AC class booking, the increment will be by Rs. 30.

Train Tickets Become Expensive From Sept 1: This Is Why

The GST will also be levied separately as earlier. In the earlier regime, when the service charge was waived off to boost digital payments mechanism, a charge of Rs. 20 was applicable in case of non-AC tickets and Rs. 40 for AC class tickets.

In a letter dated August 30, the Board had said the IRCTC, railways ticketing and tourism arm, had made a "detailed case" for the restoration of service charge on booking of e-ticket and the matter has been examined by the "competent authority".

After the waiver, the Indian railways saw a decline in revenue generation from ticket booking by 26% in the FY 2016-17.

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Story first published: Saturday, August 31, 2019, 14:27 [IST]
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