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General News Soon, Online Booking for Train Tickets to Get Costlier Due to Service Charge: Report

Online reservation for train journeys will soon get costlier. The service charge which was earlier pulled back is all set to be reintroduced for online reservations.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, a Railway Ministry letter dated August 3, has announced the service charge will soon be levied once again for operation costs, including after sale service and marketing. Earlier, service charge for sleeper class was Rs 20 while one had to to shell Rs 40 extra for AC compartment reservation.

Notably, the charge for e-tickets was already there till November 2016, before demonetisation. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) used the money to fund its ticketing system.

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