Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai
Mumbai, Mar 2: The Central Railway increased the price of platform tickets at some key stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). The new rates came into force on February 24 and will remain effective till June 15 this year. The decision was taken to avoid overcrowding on the platforms in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
In the wake of Covid-19, the Central Railway increased the price of platform tickets at some major stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to avoid overcrowding. The new rates will remain effective until June 15 this year.
Central Railway’s chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said, “The decision was taken to prevent overcrowding at these stations during the summer travel rush,".
The revised rate would be Rs 50 against the previous rate of Rs 10 as per the changes made. The hike in prices was exercised with the power delegated by the Railway Board as the railways in 2015 had given the power to divisional railway managers (DRMs) to raise the rate of platform tickets to control rush at platforms in specific conditions.
The stations were the prices have been increased are: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai, Thane railway station, Kalyan junction railway station, Panvel railway station, Bhiwandi road railway stations.