In order to earn an additional Rs 500 crore in revenue as well as to try keep touts out, Indian Railways has announced surge pricing for the country’s premium Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains. Starting from September 9, ticket fares could be up by upto 50 percent.

And as expected, the announcement received strong reactions. 

There were those who criticised it:

Some who were fine with it:

One of India’s top news anchors was among them:

And as usual, there were the jokes: