Friday, April 1, 2016

New Delhi, Mar 31 (IBNS) Ministry of Railways on Thursday decided to revise the child fare rule.


Under the revised provision, full adult fare will be charged for children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age if for whom full separate berth or seat (in reserved class) is sought at the time of reservation.

"However, in case full separate berth/seat is not sought for the children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age at the time of reservation, then half of the adult fare shall continue to be charged subject to the minimum distance for charging," read the official statement.

This revised child fare rule has been made applicable for travel from Apr 21 onwards.

"Advance booking of reserved tickets for children under this revised rule has already started in December 2015 for journey date of 21st April, 2016 onwards," read the statement.

"While filling up reservation form, the passenger can indicate their option for requirement of fullberth/seat for child or not," it said.

"There is no change in the rule for child fare of unreserved tickets i.e. fare for children of 5-12 years for unreserved tickets shall continue to be half of the adult fare subject to the minimum distance for charging," it said.

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