'Surge' pricing for railway tickets as tax by Stealth
Economic and Political Weekly
The Indian Railways' implementation of the "surge" pricing of tickets for its fast trains is unfortunately an ill-conceived policy and a "tax by stealth" measure. It flouts basic microeconomic rationale and real-world relevance as the railways is a monopoly with no flexible and immediate capacity for a rise in supply of traveller coaches and/or fast trains.
Panda, Sitakanta and Dash, Santosh Kumar, "'Surge' pricing for railway tickets as tax by Stealth" (2018). Journal Articles. 1481.