Concept of Dynamic Train Fares
The below information was submitted to a question in Parliament by the State in the Minister of Railways Shri.Manoj Sinha on 11th July, 2014 as follows…
The fare of Premium special trains on dynamic pricing increases depending upon the demand and availability of accommodation. The base fare of these trains is the normal adult fare applicable for the trains plus the tatkal charges and the fare can increase based on demand intensity subject to a prescribed maximum limit. The premium special trains have a short advance reservation period and do not provide for waiting lists.
The percentage of differences in fare that would be there between regularly booked ticket and ticket booked under Tatkal for 2AC travel, for example, between Delhi and Mumbai
The normal fare of a 2nd AC Class ticket in 12952 New Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express inclusive of service tax, catering charges, reservation charges, etc., and excluding Tatkal charges is Rs. 2810.