Platform Ticket Price Hiked At 250 Railway Stations Amid Coronavirus Fear: New Delhi: In a bid to discourage gathering of enormous crowds in view of the coronavirus, some zonal railways have hiked the platform ticket costs from Rs 10 to Rs 50, officers stated on Tuesday.
Platform Ticket Price Hiked At 250 Railway Stations Amid Coronavirus Fear
This has been finished by six divisions of the Western railway zone — Mumbai, Vadodra, Ahmedabad, Ratlam, Rajkot, Bhavnagar — that covers round 250 railway stations.
In Southern railway zone, worth of platform ticket solely in Chennai has been raised, officers stated, including in Central zone, comprising of 5 divisions — Mumbai (CST), Bhusawal, Nagpur, Solapur, Pune — costs have been raised throughout all stations.
Asserting that platform tickets costs have been elevated at variety of stations to make sure crowd management in view of the coronavirus drawback, a senior official stated,”it’s being finished on the native degree“.
In March 2015, the railways delegated the ability to Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) to extend the speed of platform tickets past Rs 10 to control rush at platforms in particular situations.
Officers stated quickly extra railway zones are more likely to comply with swimsuit.
The federal government has already taken plenty of steps to detect and forestall the unfold of coronavirus, which is displaying an upward development within the nation and has claimed three lives and contaminated 126 folks thus far.