Train 18: AC chair car, executive class fares announced
Ticket fares of Vande Bharat Express or Train 18, which will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, was announced today. The air-conditioned chair car ticket would cost Rs. 1,850 and the executive class fare will be Rs. 3,520 for a Delhi to Varanasi trip, including the catering service charges, officials informed today. Here are the details.
On its return journey from Varanasi to Delhi, the chair car ticket will cost Rs. 1,795 and the executive car ticket will be priced at Rs. 3,470, said the officials. While the chair car fares are 1.5 times the price of Shatabdi trains running the same distance, the executive class fares are 1.4 times of first-class air-conditioned seating in the premium train, they said.
The semi-high speed train has two classes of tickets, executive class and chair car, and will have differently priced meals, the sources said. While passengers traveling from New Delhi to Varanasi in the executive class will be charged Rs. 399 for morning tea, breakfast and lunch, travelers in the chair car will need to pay Rs. 344 for the same.
Those traveling from New Delhi to Kanpur and Prayagraj will have to pay Rs. 155 and Rs. 122 for executive class and chair car. From Varanasi to New Delhi, the passengers will be charged Rs. 349 and Rs. 288 in the executive class and chair.