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East Coast Railway says no to hike in platform ticket price in its jurisdiction

Railways ministry increased the cost recently terming it as a temporary measure meant to ensure safety of passengers
During festival seasons, the price of platform tickets is increased within the ECoR jurisdiction to avoid rush at stations.
During festival seasons, the price of platform tickets is increased within the ECoR jurisdiction to avoid rush at stations.
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Our Bureau And Agencies   |   Bhubaneswar   |   Published 07.03.21, 09:22 PM

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Sunday said that it has not increased the price of platform tickets in any station in its jurisdiction.

The cost of platform tickets has recently been increased by up to Rs 50 in a number of stations across the country and the railways said that it is a "temporary" measure aimed at preventing crowding during the coronavirus pandemic.

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In a statement, the ECoR said that no passenger is being allowed at platforms without a confirmed ticket or waitlisted ticket, and hence there is no question of inconvenience of passengers or extra financial burden on them.

Within the ECoR's jurisdiction, the price of platform tickets was only increased for three days at Bhubaneswar station during the initial phase of the lockdown, it said.

During festival seasons such as the Rath Yatra and major fairs, the price of platform tickets is increased within the ECoR jurisdiction to avoid rush at stations.



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