Thrissur Railway Passengers' Association, TRPA is the confluence of all the stake holders who are interested in the development of Railway facilities in and around Thrissur. Naturally, all the people who avail Railway facilities from Thrissur and other neighbouring stations are automatically the members of this association. Due to the historic reasons, commuters from Thrissur towards Ernakulam, Kozhikode and Palakkad sides form the active group. TRPA always stands for meeting the public demands and this process is well supported by Railway Men, Political Leaders and the Media in Thrissur. The tireless efforts by TRPA in achieving the long standing basic requirements of Thrissur are well recognised and appreciated by one and all. TRPA is committed to continue its service to the society at large, cutting across all divisions. "Our prime focus is on the sustainable improvement of rail service in the country to world class levels with special emphasis on Thrissur"

Friday 20 December 2013

Rlys to try dynamic pricing on special trains

New Delhi: The cashstrapped railways seems to be moving towards dynamic fare pricing similar to the practice followed by airlines to mop up extra revenue. 
    In a first, special AC trains on the Delhi-Mumbai route from Tuesday to cater to increased demand during the festive season of Christmas and New Year will have dynamic pricing. 

    Advance reservation period for these special trains would be 15 days and the fare shall be equal to or higher than the Rajdhani Tatkal fare to begin with. 
    Launched on an experimental basis, the premium AC train would take four trips between December 24 to January 2 on the busy Delhi-Mumbai route. The special trains will have only AC-2 and AC-3 classes with Rajdhani like facilities including catering. 

    Reeling under financial stress, the state-run transporter is experimenting for the first time with dynamic pricing system as it has exhausted the option of raising passenger fares which have already been raised twice. 
    The transporter is incurring losses in the passenger sector to the tune of around Rs 26,000 crore a year which is being crosssubsidized from freight earnings.

(Mahendra Singh, Times of India dt 21-12-2013)
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