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Platform tickets now just Rs 10 at six stations in Chennai Division

The sale of platform tickets was suspended on March 23 last year following the imposition of the lockdown.

Published: 26th November 2021 06:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th November 2021 11:35 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI: With unreserved coaches restored to nine more express trains from Thursday, the Southern Railway reduced the platform ticket price at six railway stations under the Chennai Division to pre-Covid rate. “The price of a platform ticket has been cut from Rs 50 to Rs 10 at six major stations — Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Arakkonam, and Katpadi — from Thursday,” said a railway statement.

The sale of platform tickets was suspended on March 23 last year following the imposition of the lockdown. A year later, on March 17, the railway resumed sale of the tickets, which, however, cost Rs 50 at the six major stations. The fare hike was effected to prevent non-travellers from entering stations, a Covid-19 containment measure. Platform ticket fare at other stations under the Chennai Division will continue to be Rs 10 a ticket.



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