The Indian Railways has decided to increase the cost of Railway platform ticket from April 1, 2015 onwards, from Rs 5 to Rs 10.
The decision has been taken in order to reduce the crowd inside railway stations.
The divisional railway managers (DRMs) have been empowered with power to increase the rate beyond Rs 10, to regulate the crowd of passengers at platforms during specific mela and rallies, after intimating the Railway Board.
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The Central Railway officials revealed that they had issued more than 10,578,466 from April 2014 to February 2015 on the Mumbai division.
The daily average platform ticket per day sums up to 31, 672, informed an official from the Central Railway.