With the introduction of GST from 01st July 2017, there will be changes in few Rail and allied tariff as these services will be now freshly covered under GST or will be included in a higher slab as given under.
Ø Catering charges which was exempted from service tax will be covered by 12% slab of new GST and will be charged accordingly.
Ø Cloak room earnings will be covered under 18% GST slab,
Ø Parking at Railway stations will be covered under 18% slab
Ø Pay and use Toilet at 18%,
Ø AC paid waiting hall charges at 18%,
Ø Circular Journey tickets in upper classes will not be issued.
Ø First class and all AC class travel were earlier charged 4.5% of service Tax which will be now covered under 5% of GST slab, thereby making 0.5% increase in charges. Duplicate Tickets will not be issued against loss of tickets for the time being till the software settles. Presently duplicate tickets were issued when tickets are lost or mutilated on payment of prescribed fee and production of ID proof.
Ø Ticketless and irregular travelers will be charged 5% extra on fare and penalty from the existing rate.
Ø On parcel, Goods and storage charges presently 4.5% service tax is levied. This will be included in the 5% slab under GST.
Ø Passenger luggage when booked is fully exempted from Tax.