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South Western Railway Hikes Platform Ticket Price in Bengaluru by 400 per cent to Prevent Overcrowding

File photograph of passengers ready at a railway station.

People who go to Kranitveera Sangolli Rayanna City Railway Station, Bengaluru Cantonment and Yeshwanthpur railway stations shall be charged the elevated value.

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  • Last Updated: September 11, 2020, 8:10 PM IST

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The South Western Railway (SWR) has hiked the worth of the platform tickets in Bengaluru by 400 per cent to stop overcrowding at stations. Railways has referred to as it a short lived resolution taken in gentle of the prevailing scenario. The platform tickets, which earlier price Rs 10, are actually priced at Rs 50.

People who go to Kranitveera Sangolli Rayanna City Railway Station, Bengaluru Cantonment and Yeshwanthpur railway stations shall be charged the elevated value. According to the SWR, the transfer will assist include the unfold of the COVID-19.






Besides this, the railways has determined that along with the particular trains already in operation, seven pairs of trains will begin working from the Bengaluru division from tomorrow.

The Indian Railways has determined to run 80 trains from September 12, aside from the 230 particular trains already offering providers. The ticket reserving for these trains commenced from Thursday.

The nationwide transporter stopped all passenger prepare providers in March within the wake of the imposition of country-wide lockdown. It resumed passenger prepare operations from May in a staggered method.

It initially ran Shramik Special trains to move stranded migrant staff in numerous elements of the nation. The Railways then launched particular trains.

The Railways shall be working these 40 particular trains due to the elevated demand in the course of the pageant season. Tickets may be booked for these trains both from reservation counters or by visiting the official web site of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) at irctc.co.in.

Out of those 80 trains, 12 pairs of trains will both arrive at numerous stations of Delhi or depart from there.

However, persons are suggested to chorus from visiting reservation counters for ticket reserving on account of rising circumstances of COVID-19 within the nation. Instead, they need to e-book tickets on-line.


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