According to the proposal, the base price of the AC Ist class ticket will be offered at a price equal to AC 2nd class fare of that particular train, the reserve price for 2AC ticket will be equal to the AC 3-Tier fare and sleeper class rate will be applicable for 3AC fare.
Only 10 to 20 per cent seats on selected trains, to begin with, are likely to be offered for bidding on the internet. The auction is expected to open 48 hours before the departure time and closed two hours before the scheduled departure. However, the scheme will not be applicable to 514 pairs of trains categorised as popular trains. All Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains except Ajmer Shatabdi and Chennai-Bangalore Shatabdi Express are exempted from the scheme.