Indian Railways Reduces Fare of AC-3 Tier Economy Tickets

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The Indian Railways Ministry has announced a fare reduction for AC-3 tier economy class tickets beginning Wednesday.

According to the ministry’s order, the fare for a 3-tier economy class ticket has been reduced, which was previously made equal to the fare for an AC-3 tier ticket via a circular last year.

The Railway Board introduced three-tier economy coaches to provide passengers with the ‘Best and Cheapest AC Travel’ service. These coaches cost 6-7% less than the standard AC 3-tier fare.

It is worth noting here that an AC 3 tier coach has 72 berths, while an AC 3 tier economy has 80 berths, according to officials.

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Passengers to Get Refund

Passengers who have pre-booked their tickets, whether online or over the counter, will be given a refund of the extra amount paid. Along with the fare reduction, bedding will also be made available to passengers as before.

According to data, the Railways earned Rs 231 crore from the AC-3 tier economy class in the first year of its introduction. From April to August 2022, around 15 lakh people travelled in these coaches, generating earnings of Rs 177 crore.

This move is expected to benefit a large number of passengers who travel in AC-3 tier economy class coaches and make train travel more affordable for them.


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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