The new year will affect millions of rail commuters across India after the Indian Railways announced a fare hike across its network.
An order issued on Tuesday said the hike would be effective from January 1, 2020, , but it excluded suburban trains.
While suburban fares remain unchanged, ordinary non-AC, non-suburban fares hiked by 1 paise per km of journey.
The railways also announced a two paise/km hike in fares of mail/express non-AC trains and four paise/km hike in the fares of AC classes.
Premium trains like Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto trains are included in the fare hike.
In the Delhi-Kolkata Rajdhani which covers a distance of 1,447 km, the hike at the rate of 4 paise per km will be around Rs 58.
According to the order, there will not be any change in the reservation fee and superfast charge and the hike in fares will not be applicable to tickets already booked.