Indian Railways raises platform ticket prices at stations for THIS reason

As the country celebrates after a 2-year hiatus due to the horrific Covid-19 pandemic, Indian Railways is doing its utmost to provide passengers with the utmost comfort during the holiday season. Although Indian Railways has started special train services during Navratri and Durga Puja, it is still facing difficulties in managing the passenger flow. To control the overcrowding, Southern Railways has increased the price of platform tickets at several stations, including Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Southern Railways has increased platform ticket prices at eight major train stations in Chennai and its suburbs. The ticket price was increased from Rs 10 to Rs 20 on October 1 and will remain in effect until January 31.

The train stations for which platform ticket rates have been increased include Dr. MGR Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Tambaram and Katpadi. Furthermore, stations such as Chengalpattu, Arakkonam, Tiruvallur and Avadi will also experience an increase in platform ticket prices. Southern Railway requested users to note the details and expand the cooperation.

In addition to these stations, the prices of platform tickets have also increased at Vijayawada station in Andhra Pradesh. The price of tickets has been increased from Rs 10 to Rs 30 due to the festive crowds of Dussehra and will remain in effect until October 9.

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Central Railway has also increased the price of the platform ticket at many railway stations in Mumbai. In a press release, Central Railway said this step was taken to address the problem of overcrowding at stations during the Dussehra festival. Platform tickets are available at increased rates at Dadar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus stations. Ticket prices will also increase at Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations of the Mumbai division.

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