The Railways raised the price of platform tickets last year from Rs 10 to Rs 50 at almost 250 stations in the country.
The Indian Railways announced Thursday that the platform ticket prices will be reduced to pre-pandemic levels as COVID-19 cases decrease in India. The Indian Railways increased platform ticket prices in March 2020 to decrease public attendance during the COVID-19 epidemic. As before, platform tickets will be available for Rs 10. The Indian Railways raised the price of platform tickets from Rs 10 to 50 in the first quarter last year to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This increase in ticket prices was made at the zonal level.
Indian Railways will reduce platform ticket prices at many railway stations in Mumbai from Rs 50 to Rs 10 With immediate effect, the Mumbai division of Central Railway Zone has decided to reduce platform ticket prices at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSMT), Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Kalyan and Thane railway stations, from Rs 50 to Rs 10.
Central Railways raised the price of platform tickets in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was done to reduce crowding at stations. In light of the elimination of restrictions caused by the coronavirus epidemic, the national transporter decided to lower the price of platform tickets.
With immediate effect, platform tickets in Mumbai Division of Western Railway Zone have been priced at Rs 10 per ticket. This applies to both suburban and nonsuburban stations. The Western Railway Zone requires that all passengers follow the existing rules and health procedures in case of a COVID-19 eruption.
Travellers will no longer need to bring food with them on trains. The national transporter decided to resume offering freshly prepared food on the Vande Bharat Express and Rajdhani Express as well as the Shatabdi Express and Shatabdi Express trains. Indian Railways issued an instruction to all concerned departments and stakeholders. The order stated that the national transporter had made the decision to resume cooking meals for passengers in trains.
According to ANI, Indian Railways would inspect the catering costs to be paid onboard depending on the service provided and the tariff list. The information will be sent to the Passenger Reservation System software starting at the ARP date at the time of ticket purchase. This will allow for booking or opting-out of Catering services.