Mumbai: The Central Railway has announced a temporary hike in platform ticket rates from ₹10 to ₹50 from May 9 to 23 at some stations in Mumbai. The move is aimed at reducing the crowds at the stations and also preventing misuse of alarm chains.
He said it is proposed to increase the platform ticket price at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar station and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai as well as neighbouring Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations for 15 days from Monday as a temporary measure.
“A total of 332 cases of alarm chain pulling were reported in Mumbai division last month. Out of these, 53 cases were registered based on valid reasons, while 279 cases did not have valid reasons,” Central Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Shivaji Sutar said.
The official said that 188 offenders have been prosecuted under the provisions of the Railways Act for pulling the alarm chain without sufficient or valid reasons and an amount of Rs 94,000 has been recovered as a fine.
Central Railway has appealed to passengers not to resort to alarm chain pulling for unnecessary and frivolous reasons, as it causes inconvenience to other passengers.