Visitors take pictures with the country’s first engineless train “Train 18”. (Source: PTI)

Indian Railways Cuts Proposed Fares Of ‘Train 18’ Tickets 

Rationalising the fares of Vande Bharat Express, or Train 18, the Indian Railways said an air-conditioned chair car ticket for a Delhi-Varanasi trip would cost Rs 1,760, instead of Rs 1,850, and the executive class fare will be Rs 3,310, instead of RS 3,520.

On the return journey, the chair car ticket would cost Rs 1,700 and the executive car ticket will be priced at Rs 3,260, a railway order said.

Both the fares are inclusive of the catering charges.

Now, the chair car fares are 1.4 times the base price of Shatabdi trains running the same distance and the executive class fares are 1.3 times of first class air-conditioned seating in the premium train, it said.

The semi-high speed train is scheduled to be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Feb. 15. The train has two classes of tickets—executive class and chair car—and will have differently priced meals.

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