The Indian Railways announced that it has increased the fare price of platform tickets at select major railway stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
A platform ticket that used to cost ₹10 will now be sold at ₹50 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai, as well as at railway stations in neighbouring Thane, Kalyan, and Panvel of the Mumbai division, an official said on Thursday.
“This has been done to curb the excessive rush at platforms and railway stations and also concourses and terminus during the festive season,” an official statement of the Central Railway zone read.
Mumbai city reported 453 fresh Covid-19 cases and five deaths in the last 24 hours. In total, 7,47,156 cases and 16,141 deaths have been recorded in the metropolis.
At the same time, the MMR division, which comprises Mumbai and its satellite townships, logged 995 cases and seven deaths in the past one day.
“This has been done to curb the excessive unreserved astatine platforms and railway stations and besides concourses and terminus during the festive season,” an authoritative connection of the Central Railway portion read.
The caller summons fare came into effect this greeting astatine the aforementioned railway stations. Meanwhile, the Western Railway is yet to instrumentality a determination connected the aforesaid for stations nether its jurisdiction.