the Mela Surcharge will be levied at certain railway stations during the period of Krishna Pushkuram from 12th to 23rd August 2016.
South Central Railway – Mela Surcharge during Krishna Pushkaram from 12.07.2016 to 23.07.2016.
As per the instructions given by the Railway Board, the Mela Surcharge will be levied at the Vijayawada, Krishna Canal Junction, Madhura Nagar, Gunadala, Rayanapadu, Guntur, Repalle, Pedapurapadu, Mangalagiri, Vishnupuram, Pondugula, Krishna and Gadwal railway stations during the period of Krishna Pushkuram from 12th to 23rd August 2016.
The Mela surcharges to be levied for both reserved and unreserved tickets are detailed below:-
- Second Class (Ordinary & Mail/Express) – Rs 5/-
- Sleeper Class (Ordinary & Mail/Express) – Rs 5/-
- AC Chair Car / AC III Tier – Rs 10/-
- First Class (Ordinary & Mail/Express) AC II Tier – Rs 15/-
- First AC – Rs 20/-
This surcharge will be levied only in case the basic fare is more than Rs 15 (not on those tickets whose basic fare is upto Rs 15/-). Mela surcharge will be levied at the above mentioned Mela stations for tickets with journeys commencing during the Mela days only. This surcharge will not be levied on single journey tickets from other stations on the Indian Railways for journeys terminating at Mela stations. Mela surcharge will be levied on return tickets issued by other stations for return journey originating from Mela stations.
In case of reserved tickets already issued without inclusion of Mela surcharge, difference is to be paid to either TTEs on the trains or at the Booking / Reservation offices before commencement of the journey by passengers.