Indian Railways is increasing platform ticket prices at stations for THIS reason | Railway news | So Good News
As the country celebrates festivities after a halt of 2 years due to the horrific Covid-19 pandemic, Indian Railways is trying its best to ensure passenger travel with maximum comfort during the festive season. Although Indian Railways has started special train services during Navratri and Durga Puja, it still faces problems in handling the rush of passengers. Therefore, to control overcrowding, Southern Railways has increased the price of platform tickets at several stations including Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Southern Railways has hiked platform ticket fares at eight major railway stations in Chennai and its suburbs. The ticket price has been increased from Rs 10 to Rs 20 on October 1 and will be valid till January 31.
Platform ticket price hiked from Rs 10 to Rs 20 per person from October 1 to January 31, 2023, to avoid overcrowding during festival season: Southern Railway. pic.twitter.com/lVQ0rNLuMu
— ANI (@ANI) 29 September 2022
The railway stations for which the platform ticket prices have been increased include Dr. MGR Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Tambaram and Katpadi stations. Furthermore, stations like Chengalpattu, Arakkonam, Tiruvallur and Avadi will also see an increase in platform ticket prices. Southern Railway asked users to note the details and extend cooperation.
Besides these stations, prices of platform tickets have also increased at Vijayawada station in Andhra Pradesh. The price of tickets has been hiked from Rs 10 to Rs 30 due to the Dussehra festival and will remain applicable till October 9.
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Central Railway has also increased the platform ticket price at many railway stations across Mumbai. In a press release, the Central Railway said this step was taken to tackle the problem of overcrowding at stations during the Dussehra festival. Platform tickets will be available at increased rates at Dadar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus stations. Fares will also increase at Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations in the Mumbai division.