The rate has gone up from the previous fee of Rs 10 to a price of Rs 50 at the Dadar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai and Thane, Kalyan, Panvel stations of the Mumbai division.
The fresh rates came into effect on October 7 and would remain the same until further revision.
An official statement by the Central Railway zone of Indian Railways said, “This has been done to curb the excessive rush at platforms and railway stations and also concourses and terminus during the festive season.”
Indian Railways also pointed out in March this year that a spike in platform ticket prices is a temporary resort to control the spread of the Covid-19 disease.
Furthermore, it said that powers to raise platform ticket prices to prevent crowding at stations had been delegated to Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) since 2015 and that this is used occasionally as a “short-term crowd control measure”.
Fines of upto Rs 500 would be imposed on people for not wearing masks on premises. The penalty has been extended for six months which was supposed to terminate in September.