The rise in the price of platform tickets in Mumbai has risen from Rs 50 to Rs 10

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A passenger sits inside an air-conditioned Central Railways local train at Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai.

The Central Railway has decided to reduce the price of platform tickets at key stations in the Mumbai metropolitan area from Rs 50 to Rs 10 from Thursday.

The platform ticket price will be reduced at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations. The last order will go into effect on November 25.

“Taking into account the relaxation of the restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was decided by the competent authority to increase the price of the platform ticket from 50 to 10 in the stations CSMT, DR, LTT , TNA, KYN and PNVL. with effect from November 25, ”states the Central Railway notification.

“In view of the above, all reservation staff and relevant supervisors are advised to recognize the changes and act accordingly,” he added.

Earlier this year, the Mumbai division of the Central Railway increased the price of the platform ticket from Rs 10 to Rs 50 at these stations to discourage overcrowding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently, the Ministry of Railways decided to discontinue the Covid-19 special trains and restore the number, prices and categorization of scheduled trains that currently operate as Mail / Express Special and Holiday Special due to of the pandemic.

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