LALALRJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday lashed out at the Modi government at the centre for increasing railway fares ahead of festive season.

Lalu took to his Twitter handle to share his views and wrote:

Earlier on Wednesday, Indian Railways said that it will introduce flexi fare pricing in its Rajdhani, Duranto and Shatabdi trains from September 9.

“The base fares will increase by 10 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths sold subject to a prescribed ceiling limit. There will be no change in the existing fare for 1AC and EC class of travel,” a railway ministry statement said.

According to the statement, other supplementary charges like reservation, superfast, catering and service tax will be levied separately.

“The changes in fares shall come into force from September 9, while the revised fares will not apply to tickets already issued in advance for journeys to commence on or after September 9,” the statement said.

The railways further said that vacant berths left at the time of charting would be offered for current booking.

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