Indian Ministry of Railways has announced a cuts in the fares of AC-3 Tier Economy Class tickets from Wednesday ie; 22 March 2023.

The fare for 3-tier economy class ticket has been reduced, which was brought at par with AC-3 tier ticket fare through a circular last year.

Railway Board introduced three-tier economy coaches to provide 'best and cheapest AC travel' service to the passengers. The cost of these coaches is 6-7% less than the standard AC 3-tier fare. According to officials, AC 3 tier coaches have 72 berths, while AC 3 tier economy coaches have 80 berths.

Passengers will get refund against future bookings;

Passengers who have pre-booked their tickets, whether online or over the counter, will be given a refund of the excess amount paid. Along with reducing the fare, passengers will also be provided with beds as before.

According to statistics, in the first year of introduction of AC-3 Tier economy class, Railways earned Rs 231 crore. About 15 lakh people traveled in these coaches from April to August 2022, earning Rs 177 crore.

The move is expected to benefit a large number of passengers who travel in AC-3 tier economy class coaches and make train travel more affordable for them.


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