Here is a good news for the train travelers in India. The train charges will become cheaper if you book the tickets in advance, as per the Fare Review Committee of the Indian Railways. The committee has recommended the concession of 20 - 50 percent depending on the period of advance booking.
Concession in fares:
The concession will be calculated based on the left over seats as on the date and time of advance booking. If the advance booking is much earlier and more number of vacant seats are available, the concession in ticket charges will be higher and vice versa.
Plan early and get benefits:
The Airline companies are following this fare system in the country. The Fare Review Committee of Indian Railways has recommended the same system also for India Railways. So, if you plan your train travel early, the discount will be more.
Also for bookings after charting:
The Fare Review Committee has also recommended to extend the discount benefits to the travelers who book tickets after charting. There is also a proposal to introduce higher charges for lower berths. The Railway Ministry has to approve the recommendations before they go for implementation.