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Railways hikes fare for non-suburban services

Railways hikes fare for non-suburban services
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The Railways on Tuesday increased the minimum chargeable fare from Rs 5 to Rs 10 for non-suburban services to make it at par with the platform ticket charges effective from Friday. The move by the government comes in as majority of the people started buying minimum suburban ticket (Rs 5) instead of platform ticket which costs Rs 10 to gain access to the railway platform.

Hyderabad: The Railways on Tuesday increased the minimum chargeable fare from Rs 5 to Rs 10 for non-suburban services to make it at par with the platform ticket charges effective from Friday. The move by the government comes in as majority of the people started buying minimum suburban ticket (Rs 5) instead of platform ticket which costs Rs 10 to gain access to the railway platform.

It may be noted that Ministry of Railways had in the last Budget revised the price of Platform ticket from Rs 5 to Rs 10 with a view to control the rush on platforms.

“To begin with this will be applicable only to Second class Non-suburban services only. It is hoped that this step will bring down the rush on the platforms to manageable levels,” a government statement said.

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