Platform ticket to cost Rs 10 from April 1
The Ministr y of Railways has decided to upwardly revise the rate of platform ticket to Rs 10 per ticket from Rs 5 per ticket. The revised rate will be charged on platform ticket to be issued from April 1, 2015. Directions have been sent to all zonal railways to print the revised tickets on top priority and ensure supply to all stations well in time. However, till such time the tickets are print- ed, the existing stock of tickets may be used with the rate corrected with a stamp. Wherever platform tickets are issued through SPTM & UTS or other machines, their software may to be modified to collect the revised rate. The Ministr y of Railways has delegated the power to Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) to increase the rate of platform tickets beyond Rs 10 to regulate r ush at platforms during specific requirements lik e fair , rally etc.