The railways said on Thursday the decision to introduce dynamic surge pricing for premier trains was done on an experimental basis and it would be reviewed after some time. The clarification came after opposition parties demanded the withdrawal of the fare hike.
The surge pricing, that came into effect from Friday , may now make it cheaper to fly between most metros, with a ticket booked at the last-minute, than to take a Rajdhani.
Air India, which has been selling unsold seats on its metro flights at Rajdhani II fares four hours before departure time for three months now, has decided not to follow the surge pricing model. As a result, AI’s last-minute metro fares could now be lower than Rajdhani II seats.
Hindustan News 09/09/2016: http://epaper.livehindustan.com/