Indian Railways reduces fare of AC 3-tier economy class ticket, check details
Indian Railways: Previously, the price of an AC 3-tier ticket for economy class was the same as the price of an AC 3-tier ticket.
There is some benefit for frequent train travelers. They can now save money by purchasing a train ticket in AC 3-tier economy class. The previous class fare was reinstated by the Indian Railways. It was previously merged with AC 3-tier ticket price in November of last year.
It was stated that the cost of linen, which was initially not provided in the economy air-conditioned class, was the reason for the merger. Railways will continue to provide passengers with linen in the indicated order now, despite the price increase.
An earlier circular that stated that the price of an AC 3-tier economy class ticket should be the same as the price of an AC 3-tier ticket has been revoked by an order issued by Railways. The order says that passengers who bought tickets online or at a counter will get back the extra money they paid for the pre-booked tickets.
When the railways introduced the 3E as a class in September 2021, they announced that the fares for these newly introduced coaches would be 6-8 percent lower than those for standard AC 3 coaches. It advertised itself as the "world's best and cheapest AC travel service."
In certain trains where railways offered such seats, passengers could purchase AC 3 economy tickets in a separate category known as 3E prior to the November 2022 order.
According to officials, there are currently 463 AC 3 Economy coaches in comparison to 11,277 regular AC 3 coaches. According to officials, AC 3 economy coaches have better facilities for passengers than standard AC 3 coaches.
According to officials, passengers were required to pay an additional Rs 60-70 due to the merger of AC 3-tier economy. A typical AC 3-tier coach has 72 seats, whereas an AC 3-tier economy plane has 80.
Railways procured Rs 231 crore from the air conditioner 3-level economy class in the principal year of its presentation. From April to August of 2022, data indicate that 15 lakh people traveled in these coaches, bringing in Rs 177 crore in revenue.