In addition to the GST, passengers on the Vande Bharat Express between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will have to pay Rs 2,349 for Executive Class and Rs 1,144 for Chair Car.
The third Vande Bharat will have only two stops between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, thus reducing travel time between the country’s two financial hubs.
According to the fare structure being finalised by the Railways, Vande Bharat passengers will have to shell out 1.4 times the Equipped with faster acceleration and deceleration, the indigenously built semi-high speed train would stop at Surat and Vadodara during the 491 km long journey between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
base fare of Shatabdi Express trains while the GST is expected to be 5 per cent.
The base fare from Ahmedabad to Surat is expected to be Rs 1,312 for Executive Class (EC) and Rs 634 for Chair Car (CC) while the travel from Surat to Mumbai would be Rs 1,522 for EC and Rs 739 for CC.
The ICF-built Vande Bharat train can reach speeds of up to 180 kmph, but the tracks can only support speeds of up to 130 kmph at the moment.
Currently two Vande Bharat Express trains in service: one from New Delhi to Katra and another from New Delhi to Varanasi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to flag off the 16 fully air-conditioned coaches with bio-vacuum toilets and Wi-Fi service from Gandhinagar on 30 September, as all required mandatory clearances are in place for its inaugural run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.