Indian Railways Slashes Platform Ticket Price By 80% In These Stations! Find Out Why?
A series of developments have been initiated by the Indian Railways, starting November 25, 2021. Not only has the Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) app of the Railways linked with the universal pass system of the Maharashtra government, the token system ticketing has been resumed for passengers in West Bengal.
In the most prominent development though, the prices of platform tickets at major stations in Maharashtra, have been cut down by 80%, w.e.f. November 25.
Platform Ticket Prices for Some MH Stations Slashed
In a recent tweet by Central Railways, it was informed that platform ticket for six major stations in Maharashtra will be slashed by Rs 40 from Nov 25.
Platform tickets at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations will now cost Rs 10, down 80% from Rs 50 until before November 25.
The decision was made after relaxations in restrictions imposed due to Covid-19. According to the official notification of Central Railway, “It has been decided to reduce the price of platform tickets in view of the relaxation of restrictions imposed due to Covid-19 Pandemic. The price of platform tickets at CSMT, Dadar, LTT, Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations has been reduced from Rs 50 to Rs 10.”
All the supervisors and booking staff have been notified of the change in rules.
More Changes in Existing Railways Guidelines
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the universal pass system was put in place by the Maharashtra government, to keep in check the vaccination status of the state’s travellers, to control the spreading of the virus.
The Central Railway has announced that suburban train passengers can now book single journey and season tickets through the Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) app developed by the Railways, as the app has been linked to the universal pass system.
It is compulsory for anyone using suburban trains in the state to generate a universal pass, in order to book tickets, confirming receiving both doses of the vaccine and have completed 14 days since the last dose was administered.
The railway administration has also resumed the token system for passengers in West Bengal. The system was closed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The token system will resume on the north-south and east-west lines from November 25, adds News18.