Chandigarh: Shatabdi ticket prices surge by 50% due to airport closure | Hindustan Times

With Chandigarh International Airport closed for runway expansion and rush of people heading out on summer vacation, travelling to Delhi on Shatabdi has been pinching pockets for the past nine days.

Against the normal one-way fare of Rs 600, people are shelling out up to Rs 915 for the chair car ticket in the express train. The executive chair car ticket, which generally costs Rs 1,000, is now available for around Rs 1,300.

The price hike is because of the dynamic pricing system, under which base fares jump by 10% for every 10% of seats booked in Shatabdi, with a cap of 50% hike in the original fare.

Due to the rush, the normal chair car has reached the cap with tickets for the morning, afternoon and evening Shatabdis varying between Rs 820 and Rs 915. The executive chair car ticket price varies between Rs 1,215 and Rs 1,305 in morning, afternoon and evening Shatabdi respectively.

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