Mumbai: With the nation’s monetary capital witnessing a surge in coronavirus instances amid lockdown and curbs, the Indian Railways’ Central Railway Zone has elevated the value of platform tickets at some key stations in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) in an try and keep away from over-crowding.
A platform ticket now prices Rs. 50 at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Dadar and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) stations in Mumba in addition to neighbouring Thane, Kalyan Panvel and Bhiwandi Road stations as an alternative of the earlier charge of Rs. 10, PTI reported Central Railways’ Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Shivaji Sutar as saying.
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The Central Railways’ official additional stated the choice has been taken to “forestall over-crowding at these stations throughout the summer season journey rush”.
The new charge to be relevant from February 24 will stay efficient until June 15.
The choice to extend the value for platform tickets come simply days after Maharashtra reported 8,293 new coronavirus instances.
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Over 50,000 folks have to this point died as a result of coronavirus pandemic in Maharashtra even because the nation’s (*50*)-19 tally surpassed 1.12 crore with 12,286 new infections on Tuesday.