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Rail Budget: Marginal increase in some charges

Posted on Feb 26, 03:38PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 26 : Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday announced to effect marginal increase in some charges which are in the form of compensation for cost actually incurred by Railways in rendering relevant services.

While presenting Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said that the charges have not been revised for last several years. These include supplementary charge for superfast trains, reservation fee, clerkage charge, cancellation charge and tatkal charge.

Bansal also announced to abolish the concept of enhanced reservation fee with a view to simplify the fee structure, having already discontinued development charge in January this year.