Indian Railways has rolled back the increased platform ticket prices from Rs 50 to Rs 10 at several railway stations in Mumbai.
Notably, the platform ticket prices were earlier increased with the aim of reducing the crowd at railway stations during the pandemic.
Now, in the light of the easing of restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the decision to revert back the platform ticket price has been taken by the Indian Railways.
The Central Railway zone’s Mumbai division has decided to change the price of the platform tickets from ₹50 to only ₹10 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Kalyan, Thane, Dadar, and Panvel railway stations with immediate effect.
The rate of platform tickets has also been regularized at Rs 10 per ticket for suburban as well as non-suburban stations of the Mumbai Division of the Western Railway zone with immediate effect.
Railways Start Serving Cooked Food
Last week the Indian Railways has also announced that the resumption of cooked food services that had been suspended Since March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement comes days after the national transporters decided to halt the operation of ‘special trains’ for mail and express trains and revert to pre-pandemic ticket prices with immediate effect.
The Railways Board in a letter to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) said; “In view of the normalizing of train services and the relaxation of Covid curbs in restaurants and eateries across the country, it has been decided that cooked meals would be provided again on trains.”