The Union Railway Ministry called the “hike in the price of platform ticket” a measure to curb the crowd during the Coronavirus pandemic. Read the full news below.
In order to control the crowd at the railway station amid Coronavirus, the Indian Railways have raised the price of platform ticket from Rs 10 to Rs 30.
The price for the local travel has also been increased by the railways which are Rs 30 from Rs 10. For instance, people will have to pay Rs 30 if they are travelling from Delhi to Ghaziabad instead of Rs 10.
The price hike will also be applicable for premium trains such as Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and Duronto.
According to the Union Railway Ministry, the hike is a temporary measure to curb the crowd and prevent people from large gatherings.
Before, this, the Railways had announced the rise in ticket price coming into effect from January 1, 2021. According to this, the fares of non-AC and non-suburban were increased by 1 paise per km. However, it had excluded suburban trains.
Also, they had announced a two paise/km hike in fares of mail/express non-AC trains and four paise/km hike in the price of AC classes.
Before this, it was in 2014-15 when the Railways had raised the fares of all classes of trains by 14.2 percent and freight charges by 6.5 percent.