Indian Railway News: The Modi government at the Center is paying special attention to the modernization of railways. In such a situation, it is constantly trying to increase the income for this work. Indian Railways had added ‘Economy’ coach (AC-3 Economy Class) to AC-3 coach. The reason behind adding this coach was that the railways should earn good money from it.
It has been more than a year for the Railways to add this coach. In such a situation, the decision of the Railways is proving to be absolutely correct and the Railways has earned about Rs 231 crore through ‘Economy’ AC-3 Coach. Along with this, it has also been found from the railway data that due to the addition of ‘economy’ AC-3 coach, there is no impact on the earnings of the railway’s AC-3 coach.
Fare is 6 to 7% less than 3-AC
It is worth noting that Indian Railways had introduced ‘Economy’ AC-3 coach in the year 2021. The reason behind starting this coach was that through this, railways could give the benefit of cheap AC railway travel to the passengers. Through this coach, the passengers traveling in the sleeper have got the facility of AC. The fare of ‘economy’ AC-3 coach is about 6 to 7 percent less than the normal AC-3 coach.
These people traveled
According to a report published in Economic Times, about 21 lakh people have traveled in AC-3 tier economy class for the last one year i.e. from August 2021 to August 2022. In this entire year, the Railways has earned about Rs 231 crore. The railways thought carefully before fixing the fare for AC-3 economy because if its fare was much less than the normal AC-3, it could hurt the railways in earning from AC-3 tier.
According to the data released by the Railways, in the year 2022, between April-August, about 15 lakh people have traveled in AC-3 economy, earning about Rs 177 crore for the railways. Along with this, it is worth noting that there is no difference in the number of passengers from this coach to the normal AC-3 coach. During this period, the Railways earned Rs 8,240 crore from the general class AC-3 coaches.