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To curb crowds, Railway hikes platform ticket cost to Rs 50

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
March 17, 2020 18:07 IST

IMAGE: Railway workers spray disinfectant on Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at a railway yard in Kolkata, on Monday. Photograph: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI Photo

Amid the coronavirus scare, the Central Railway and Western Railway on Tuesday announced a steep rise in the prices of platform ticket from Rs 10 to as much as Rs 50.


The price will vary depending on the size of the station, but it will be Rs 50 at big stations such as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, a Central Railway spokesperson said.

The intention was to avoid unnecessary crowding at stations in view of the threat of coronavirus contagion, he added.

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