Central Railway has recently increased the platform ticket price at some stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to avoid overcrowding next summer after the outbreak of COVID-19, an official said on Tuesday.
The platform’s ticket is now Rs 50 which previously was Rs 10 at the key stations like: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Panvel, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan and Bhiwandi Road.
The new standard went into effect on March 1 and will remain in effect until June 15 this year, the official said.
Since the second week of February, there has been an increase in daily COVID-19 cases in Mumbai.
Mumbai has reported more than 3.25 percent of cases of COVID-19 than previous statistical cases and more than 11,400 deaths from the disease.