Platform ticket price: In order to reduce congestion at railway stations in the summer season, the price of platform ticket has been increased to 50 rupees.
The Central Railway has increased the platform ticket price by 5 times at major stations of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to prevent congestion on the platform. In view of the increasing case of COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Railway has taken this step to avoid excess congestion in the upcoming summer season. Central Railway has increased the price of platform tickets from Rs 10 to Rs 50 at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar and Lokmanya Tilak Turnimus and at Thane, Kalyan, Panvel and Bhiwandi Road stations
Earlier in March 2020, to avoid the corona virus, Indian Railways had decided to increase the price of platform tickets. The Central Railway had increased the price of platform tickets in Mumbai, Pune, Bhusaval and Solapur divisions from Rs 10 to Rs 50.The new rate will be applicable till June 15
The new rate will be applicable till June 15
Central Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Shivaji Sutar said the platform ticket price has been increased to Rs 50 to reduce congestion at railway stations during the summer season. This step is to ensure crowd control. He said, said that the new rate came into effect from 24 February and will be effective till 15 June this year. He said that the decision was taken to prevent excess congestion at these stations during the summer trip.
Corona cases are increasing
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