Indian Railways: Big relief for platform tickets after Diwali and Chhath, the decision to increase the fare withdrawn essence .
According to reports, there was a huge crowd at the railway stations during the festivals. Therefore, it was decided to increase the platform ticket fee to prevent additional crowds from reaching the station other than the passengers.
After Diwali and Chhath festival, Railways has given a big relief on platform tickets. It has withdrawn the decision to hike platform ticket fares at major stations. Also, the right to fix platform ticket rates has been taken away from the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM). Platform ticket rates were increased from thirty to fifty at many stations during festivals. There was a lot of opposition to this decision then.
According to reports, there was a huge crowd at the railway stations during the festivals. Therefore, it was decided to increase the platform ticket fee to prevent additional crowds from reaching the station other than the passengers. The rate of this ticket was increased to fifty rupees. Now the Railways has withdrawn this decision giving relief. After this, platform ticket will be charged at the rate of Rs 10 per person.
After that platform ticket will be charged at the rate of Rs.10 per person.
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The Northern Railway comprises of Lucknow, Varanasi, Barabanki, Ayodhya Cantt, Ayodhya Junction, Akbarpur, Shahganj, Jaunpur, Sultanpur Junction, Bareilly, Janghai, Bhadohi, Pratapgarh and Unnao Junction. At the same time, this system was also implemented at Chhatra Pati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Termis, Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations.
At the same time, the Southern Railway had also increased the platform ticket fee at many stations in other states including Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh to reduce the congestion at the station.
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