In a bid to ensure there are relatively lesser or no unoccupied seats on outstation trains, Railways on Thursday announced a 10 percent rebate in the basic fare for vacant berths after finalisation of the reservation charts from January 1 onwards.
The rebate will come into effect from January 1, 2017 for six months.
The 10 percent discount will be based on basic fare of last ticket sold in the train. However, all other charges like reservation and super fast will be levied accordingly.
According to a railway notification, a passenger can avail 10 percent rebate in basic fare for availing the vacant berths in all reserved categories including AC and Sleeper class after the finalisation of the chart.
“This move will help in optimal utilisation of seats and provide an added incentive to those whose travel dates are flexible,” said a railway official.