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Indian Railways may hike ticket fare.

The Railways had earlier clarified that user fee would be levied only across stations which will be redeveloped and those that have high footfalls.

PTI

NEW DELHI : Railway passengers may have to shell out additional ₹10- ₹40 for their ticket fares as user charges for availing redeveloped stations with state of the art amenities and to help the national transporter in raising funds for redeveloping more stations, sources indicated.

Railways finalized this part of a proposal which will soon be sent for Cabinet's approval nod.

The user fee, the sources said, will vary according to the class -- it would range between ₹10 and ₹40 with the higher price for AC first class passengers.

Railways also clarified that user fee would be levied only across stations which will be redeveloped and those that have high footfalls.

Almost 700-1,000 railway stations of the 7,000 total railway stations in the country fall within this proposal.

This is the first time that rail users would be paying such a tax, which is imposed on air travellers.

User Development Fee (UDF) is charged at several airports and the rates varies from city to city.

A railway ministry spokesperson said “User charges are essentially a small token amount which when collected, will be ploughed back into the improvement of conveniences and facilities for every passengers at the railway station," 

"The amount of this fee is expected to be very reasonable and minimalistic so that there is no burden on anyone especially common people. This little sum will only be levied at the stations where the footfall is high. It will only be collected by the facility management when the development of the station is complete".

He also added that the matter is being considered and no definitive decision on the amount of usage fees has been made." But one thing is certain, that these user charges, as levied, would be minimal and would not be hard on any section of passengers".

Railway Board CEO, VK Yadav in a press conference on September 17 had said that the railways will not levy the user charges across all 7,000 stations but “all major stations where the footfall of passengers is growing over the next five years."

Centre will soon issue a notification regarding the user charges for the stations which fall under this proposal.

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