Mumbai. In Maharashtra, the Central Railway has reduced the platform ticket price at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations as a relaxation in the Covid restrictions given.
This price was Rs 50 earlier, which has now been reduced to Rs 10. These changes will come into effect from November 25. According to the notification of the Central Railway, ‘In view of the relaxation of restrictions imposed due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, the price of platform tickets at CSMT, Dadar, LTT, Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations has been reduced from Rs 50 to Rs 10 back by the competent authority. The decision has been taken.’
Railway said that in view of the above, all concerned booking staff and supervisors are advised to accept the change and act accordingly.
Can book suburban train tickets from mobile phone
Along with this, the Central Railway has said that passengers of suburban train who have taken both doses of anti-Covid vaccine can now book single journey and season tickets on their mobile phones through the Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) app of the Railways. This app has been linked to the universal pass system of the state government. An official gave this information on Tuesday.
Central Railway General Manager Anil Kumar Lahoti said that with the integration of the UTS app and the universal pass system, passengers will be able to book their tickets without any hassle. Lahoti said, “Persons who have taken both the doses of the vaccine and have completed 14 days since the last dose was administered, will have to obtain a state government universal pass which was issued after verification of immunization status.” .’
Token system will start again for passengers in Kolkata Metro
In the recent past, Indian Railways has decided to serve cooked food in trains due to lesser number of Kovid cases. On the other hand, Kolkata Metro in West Bengal has decided to resume the token system for passengers. It was closed last year due to the Kovid-19 pandemic. An official said here on Tuesday that when the service was resumed in September last year, the Metro had made smart cards mandatory.
“The token system will resume on the north-south and east-west lines from November 25,” the official said. He said that the tokens would be available from all the counters located at the station. The official said that apart from the ticket counter, the token can also be purchased from the automated smart card recharge machine.
Many people who travel occasionally in the metro were facing problems due to the non-availability of token system, as they had to buy smart cards. Because of this, he was avoiding traveling in the metro.