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.
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