MumbaiPlatform ticket rates have been increased from Rs 10 to Rs 50 on a temporary basis at some railway stations in Mumbai and neighboring cities. According to an official statement, this step of Central Railway has been taken to control the crowd at railway stations during summer season and to prevent misuse of alarm chain pulling.
Proposal to increase platform ticket price for 15 days (from May 9 to 23) at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar station and Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus as well as neighboring Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations continues as a temporary measure Has happened. This is effective from Monday. An official gave information about this.
Central Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Shivaji Sutar said that a total of 332 cases of alarm chain pulling were reported in Mumbai division last month. Out of these, 53 cases were registered on the basis of valid reasons, while in 279 cases there were no valid reasons.
The official said that 188 offenders have been prosecuted under the provisions of the Railways Act for pulling the alarm chain without sufficient or valid reasons and an amount of Rs 94,000 has been recovered as penalty.
Central Railway has appealed to passengers not to resort to alarm chain pulling for unnecessary and frivolous reasons, as it causes inconvenience to other passengers.
first published:May 9, 2022, 12:40 p.m.