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Blog Entry# 1405694  
Posted: Mar 24 2015 (10:20)

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Last Response: Mar 24 2015 (10:43)
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Mar 24 2015 (09:43)   Prepare to pay More to see off Loved Ones - The New Indian Express

Gopal*^   3508 news posts
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Prepare to pay More to see off Loved Ones By Express News Service Published: 24th March 2015 06:00 AM Last Updated: 24th March 2015 03:49 AM
Starting April, platform tickets will cost `10 instead of `5 BENGALURU: The cost of a railway platform ticket will be hiked from `5 to `10 from April 1, said a circular from the Railways issued on Monday night.
What is more, divisional railway managers (DRMs) have also been empowered to further increase the cost of platform tickets during fairs and rallies to regulate rush at platforms.
Western Railway GM P K Saxena told Express that the move was planned a few years ago but the Railway Ministry sat on the final decision for a long time. “It has suddenly taken a decision today,” he said.
When asked about this finding no mention in the rail budget presented last month, he said, “The ministry has the right to issue such policy instructions whenever it wants.”
The budget had promised a huge allocation for passenger amenities and the amount mobilised will naturally go towards improving facilities at stations, he added.
Bengaluru Division DRM Sanjiv Agarwal said this is the first time DRMs have been entrusted with the power to hike platform ticket rates within their jurisdiction.

Mar 24 2015 (10:20)
Golgumbaz exp via Gadag Yalvigi new line~   4324 blog posts   325 correct pred (69% accurate)
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There is one loop whole in this hike. If at the same time, there is any passenger/local/emu/demu train departure around an hour or two, take the ticket of immediate next station which will be of 5 rs, for that train, that can work.

Mar 24 2015 (10:23)
warriorsultan   1210 blog posts   48 correct pred (81% accurate)
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My hunch is that the minimum fare too would be made rs 10 once the state elections are over. But yes, what you said is always is a possibility.
Also if u have noticed, big stations have separate queues for PF tickets and also have PF vending machines. For a person to save rs 5, he has to be willing to stand in the crowded unreserved queue. Many might not do that and just buy the PF ticket.

Mar 24 2015 (10:43)
Golgumbaz exp via Gadag Yalvigi new line~   4324 blog posts   325 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1405694-3            Tags   Past Edits
In Pune we have EMU/Local train vending m/c, which are faster that PF ticket queue and cheaper, 5 rs till 20 kms.
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