The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has made a landmark decision that’s set to change the dynamics of daily commuting. The corporation has finalized the fare structure for the initial segment of the RapidX Train, with the journey from Sahibabad to Duhai Depot priced at ₹50, making travel more economical and accessible.
Economical Travel Options
Travelers will be able to ride the RapidX Train starting October 21 at 6 AM. The train service, running from 6 AM to 11 PM, offers a minimum fare of ₹20.
The introduction of two categories of tickets – standard and premium classes – offers flexibility in commuting. The standard class starts at ₹20, while the premium class offers rides starting at ₹40, catering to different commuter needs.
Premium Class: A Luxurious Ride
In addition to standard fares, passengers looking for a more comfortable journey can opt for the premium class. The premium fare from Sahibabad to Duhai Depot is ₹100, while the prices from Ghaziabad and Guldhar to Duhai Depot are set at ₹60.
The journey within Duhai, from one point to the depot, will cost ₹40 in the premium class, providing a luxurious travel experience.
Ticket Purchase and Facilities
Children under 90cm in height can travel for free on the RapidX Train. Tickets can be purchased via various methods, including digital QR code-based tickets and the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC).
Additionally, passengers can buy tickets at station counters and recharge their cards, with the NCMC card being rechargeable for a maximum of ₹2,000. Ticket vending machines and paper QR-based tickets also offer convenience.
At Sahibabad station, four vending machines have been installed, with four more at Ghaziabad station, two at Guldhar, two at Duhai, and two at the Duhai Depot, ensuring ease of ticket purchase.
Important Information Table
|Route||Sahibabad to Duhai Depot|
|Standard Class Fare||₹20 – ₹50|
|Premium Class Fare||₹40 – ₹100|
|Service Hours||6 AM to 11 PM|
|Free Travel||Children below 90cm|
|Ticket Options||Digital, NCMC, Counter Purchase|
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the operating hours of the RapidX Train?
- The train operates from 6 AM to 11 PM daily.
- Are there any free travel provisions?
- Yes, children who are shorter than 90cm can travel for free.
- How can tickets be purchased?
- Tickets can be purchased digitally, via NCMC, from station counters, or ticket vending machines.
- What are the fare differences between standard and premium classes?
- Standard class fares range from ₹20 to ₹50, while premium class fares are between ₹40 and ₹100.
The rollout of the RapidX Train service, with its strategic fare structure, is a significant move towards revolutionizing public transport, making it not only more accessible but also more comfortable for the daily commuter