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इंडियन आवाज़     11 Apr 2021 12:43:01      انڈین آواز

Platform tickets to cost Rs 30, hike meant to curb COVID-19

AMN / NEW DELHI

The Indian Railway on Friday has hiked prices of platform ticket for railway stations across the country. The platform ticket price has been increased from Rs 10 to Rs 30 as a “temporary” measure aimed at preventing crowding during the pandemic.

Railways Ministry has clarified that hike in price of platform ticket is a temporary measure and is a field activity undertaken by railway administration in the interest of safety of passengers and to prevent overcrowding at stations. The Ministry said, the exercise is in public interest only.

The platform ticket charges are increased from time to time after assessing ground situation. The Ministry said this is in practice for many years and is used occasionally as a short term crowd control measure and there is nothing new about it.

Considering the upsurge of COVID in few states, Indian Railway is discouraging people from unnecessary crowding at the platforms. Rush at the platforms during pandemic situation also needs to be regulated.

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