Railway taking advantage of people

Patna to Itarsi Rail Fare in Suvidha Express ( 82355 ) for AC2 Coach. Have a look at the Fare Break Up. Dynamic Charge is equal to Basic Fare. A whopping Rs 4670 fare for a journey less than a 1000 kms. Outrageous !!

In the name of dynamic charges railways is profiteering more  

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Victimising the railways success, is how I can put it. All kinds of experiments being done, when trains have the potential and promise to make travel fast, while being the most environmentally friendly, more so when running on taxpayer's money. Dynamic charges are an wherein skimming pricing economics make tickets so expensive, should be used judiciously, or in a monopsonistic market travellers could choose other option such as road travel with highways becoming so good. more  
Unfortunately, people are paying and travelling. When certain pricing is not acceptable, People, unless totally unavoidable, should refrain from undertaking the journey. In that eventuality, Suvidha trains will go predominantly vacant and Railways will automatically wind up such proposals. Indian Railways, especially passenger segment is a loss making proposition and Railways was being run as subsidized public utility. Unless Railways generate it's own resources, there is very little scope for it's development. During last 7 years, efforts are being made to run the Public Utility on basis of economic viability and business proposition. How long you can go in converting a Public Utility into a business proposition in a BPL country is a matter of public debate In order that there is a check on this, SUVIDHA trains and dynamic pricing must be discouraged by users. more  
Firstly, as the most environmentally friendly option, long distance travel option, fairs should be lower, but dynamic pricing okay since it is demand based. Trains take bulk of our traffic, enjoying economies of scale and scope, for example providing employment, or say catering services. Pricing dynamically if at all should be entirely through a fair computer based algorithm, free from any human discretion. Hope railways improve speed while also making the journey comfortable, so that more are attracted towards travelling by trains. Gadkari ji has already planned making super fast expressways or highways so that commuters may drive to nearby locations a few hundred kilometers away, rather than taking flights everywhere. more  
Now that Airports have been taken over by Adani's. Railway's can't be far behind. If the Dynamic Fare from Patna to Itarsi has left you fuming...take heart even flyers are being fleeced. Besides Airfare charges, we have Seat Fee, Convenience Fee, Airport Security Fee, User Development Fee & Cute Charge(Indigo). So if you are cute, be ready to pay extra. The Central Government and Supreme Court are more concerned about People eating out and are both asking Restaurant's Not to Charge: Service Fees...while Airlines & Trains would continue to fleece. more  
I googled what exactly is Dynamic Charge, and am copying below. Still it does not say clearly why Dynamic Charge is added. What is dynamic about it? Salient Features of Premium Special Train on Dynamic Pricing • Premium special train is being introduced from Railway with dynamic fare pricing. • Dynamic fare stands for the fare component which may be increased with the subsequent bookings. • Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of this train will be a maximum of 15 days. • Agents will not be allowed to book tickets in these trains. • Dynamic fare shall be charged for confirm as well as RAC passengers. • Waitlist Ticket Booking is not allowed in this train. • Upgradation option shall not be applicable in this train. • Modification is not allowed. • Only E-tickets will be permitted for booking. • I-ticket Booking is not allowed in this train. • E-ticket booking is allowed in General Quota only. • Tatkal/ Ladies/Other Quota tickets cannot be booked in this train. • No concession shall be applicable in this train. • Identity card number of the prescribed proof of identity is required at the time of booking. At least one passenger should travel with his/her ID card in original which was used at the time of booking. • Vacant berths left at the time of charting will be offered for current booking at current booking counters of train originating stations. • Cancellation is not allowed. However, ticket can be cancelled only if the train is cancelled. • Dynamic Fare along with Total fare will be displayed after filling Reservation form. Users must ensure the Fare and Journey Details before proceeding for payment. more  
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