Indian Railways takes a dig at paid flight web check-in service
New Delhi : Indian Railways on Monday took a dig at controversial paid charges on web check-in service offered by a number of airlines. "Why pay a premium for web-checkins on flights...when you can just take a train?" the railways tweeted.
"No need to pay extra charges for Web-Checkins. No long queues for checking in your luggage. Avoid unreasonable tariff & reduce your carbon footprint by travelling on the good old Indian Railways at affordable rates," the tweet from the Ministry of Railways said. The post was also shared on the ministry's Facebook page.
The tweet came after budget carrier Indigo decided to levy charges on the web check-in for all the seats. This is the second time when Indian Railways has tried to pull in passengers to train travel and ditch flight travel.
Since November 14, domestic budget carrier Indigo had been charging the passengers with an added fees for web checkins of all the seats in the aircraft.
Interestingly, it is not just the Indian Railways who try to make fun out of possible opportunities. A couple of months back, Flexi-fare scheme was gaged by the airlines too.
Air India brought out posters that went viral on social media: "Now Air India SPOT FARES cheaper than Rajdhani (IIA) FLEXI FARES."