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.
- Report on safer train commute: A year later, GRP suggestions yet to be implemented
- With 2.64 billion passengers a year, Mumbai locals a trainwreck
- Elphinstone road station stampede: Circumstances caused by rain and crowds caused stampede, says WR chief
- Elphinstone Road station stampede: Danger lurking for railway passengers
- Stampede at Elphinstone Road Station: Accident was waiting to happen, say commuters
- Platform ticket sales to be restricted during festivals; officials say difficult to enforce move
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.