New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) Faced with tough competition from no frill airlines, the Railways woke up and slashed upper class AC fares between 10 and 30 per cent giving maximum advantage to short-haul passengers.
The basic fares have been slashed by as much as 30 per cent for travel upto 100 kms in AC two tier while for passengers in AC first class the decline is as much as 26 per cent.
For long distance journey, which had seen maximum competition from low cost airlines, Railway Minister Lalu Yadav has cut the ticket prices by Rs 400 per ticket in the AC first class category.
Even in AC two tier the price has been cut by Rs 200 per ticket for distance of 2000 Km and above.
By reducing the prices of upper class fares Mr Yadav has tried to woo back the growing number of middle class travellers.
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