In a bid to regulate crowding at stations in the summertime season and curb misuse of alarm chain pulling, the Central Railway has elevated the platform ticket charges from Rs 10 to Rs 50 on a brief foundation from Could 9 to 23 at some stations in Mumbai and neighbouring cities, an official mentioned on Monday.
The platform ticket value is proposed to be elevated as a brief measure on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar station and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai, in addition to neighbouring Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations for 15 days with impact from Monday, he mentioned.
A complete of 332 circumstances of alarm chain pulling had been reported in Mumbai division final month. Out of those, 53 circumstances had been registered primarily based on legitimate causes, whereas 279 circumstances didn’t have legitimate causes,” Central Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Shivaji Sutar mentioned.
As many as 188 offenders have been prosecuted below provisions of the Railways Act for pulling the alarm chains with out ample or legitimate causes and an quantity of Rs 94,000 has been realised as penalty, the official mentioned.
The Central Railway has appealed to passengers to not resort to alarm chain pulling for pointless and frivolous causes, because it inconveniences the opposite travellers.
(Solely the headline and movie of this report might have been reworked by the Enterprise Commonplace employees; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Enterprise Commonplace has at all times strived arduous to supply up-to-date data and commentary on developments which are of curiosity to you and have wider political and financial implications for the nation and the world. Your encouragement and fixed suggestions on the best way to enhance our providing have solely made our resolve and dedication to those beliefs stronger. Even throughout these troublesome instances arising out of Covid-19, we proceed to stay dedicated to maintaining you knowledgeable and up to date with credible information, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical problems with relevance.
We, nonetheless, have a request.
As we battle the financial influence of the pandemic, we want your assist much more, in order that we are able to proceed to give you extra high quality content material. Our subscription mannequin has seen an encouraging response from lots of you, who’ve subscribed to our on-line content material. Extra subscription to our on-line content material can solely assist us obtain the targets of providing you even higher and extra related content material. We consider in free, honest and credible journalism. Your assist by means of extra subscriptions will help us practise the journalism to which we’re dedicated.
Help high quality journalism and subscribe to Enterprise Commonplace.