Premium tatkal fares to Kerala up threefold ahead of Puja holidays

Kannur: In a move to increase profit from ticket sales during Navaratri days, the Indian Railway has introduced Flexi Rate for eight trains servicing between Bengaluru and Kerala. With this, the premium tatkal ticket rates witnessed an increase threefold.

The tatkal rate for booking sleeper class tickets in Yesvantpur-Kannur Express (16527) has increased from Rs 370 to Rs 1110. For Bengaluru-Thiruvananthapuram (16526) Express, the rate for tatkal sleeper tickets increased from Rs 435 to Rs 1370 and Second AC (2AC) from Rs 1685 to Rs 5150.

A total of 144 sleeper tickets and 30 Third AC(3A) berths in Yesvantpur-Kannur Express comes under premium tatkal tickets.

Trains shifted to Premium Tatkal Quota:

  • Kannur-Yashwantpura (16528): 90 Sleepers
  • Bengaluru-Kanyakumari (16526): 95 Sleeper, 65 Third AC
  • Kanyakumari-Bengaluru (16525): 97 Sleeper, 44 Third AC
  • Ernakulam-Bengaluru (12683): 132 Sleeper
  • Kochuveli-Yeswantpura Garib Rath (12258): 83 Third AC
  • Kochuveli-Mysuru (16316): 84 Sleeper, 51 Third AC
Meanwhile, Karnataka RTC is conducting 30 additional services and KSRTC is running 40 services to Kerala during the Pooja holidays.

K Sudhakaran MP said that he would meet Minister of Railway Ashwini Vaishnaw, General manager and Chairman to allot more trains between Malabar and Bengaluru. Currently, only two trains ply through Kozhikode and Kannur region. Rajmohan Unnithan MP also has written a letter to Southern, South-Western Railway managers demanding special trains during the holiday period.

Premium Tatkal Rate for September 29:

Yeswantpur-Kannur (16527): Sleeper: Rs 1110 (Normal fare Rs 370), Third AC: Rs.3350 (Rs.1000) Second AC: Rs.3350 (1430)

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