Platform Tickets by Indian Railway

Platform Tickets by Indian Railway

Indian Railway is issuing platform tickets for entering the Railway station platforms, but on some occasions, the railway is changing the rates and rules related to the issue of platform tickets. Here we are including the details of Platform Tickets by Indian Railway.

Railway Platform tickets: Persons other than bona fide passengers seeking entry to station platforms for the purpose of receiving or seeing off friends and relatives, should be issued platform tickets, were stocked, on recovery of the prescribed charges.

Platform Tickets ~ News Updates

Updates : 08.10.2021

Restarting of platform ticket at major stations o­n Mumbai Division

Central Railway announced that Railway administration has decided to restart the issue of platform tickets with effect from 08.10.2021 till further advice at CSMT, LTT, Kalyan, Thane, Dadar and Panvel stations of Mumbai Division due to festival season. However, the platform ticket will be issued at above mentioned stations at ₹50/- to curb the excessive rush at platforms / stations / concourses and terminus during the festive season. 

Updates : 14.08.2021

Platform Ticket Fare reduced across all Stations of Secunderabad Division of SCR To facilitate passengers on resumption of unreserved express trains

South Central Railway announced on 28.07.2021 vis press release that the Platform Ticket rates, which were temporarily increased as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, have been revised downwards at all railway stations of Secunderabad Division of South Central Railway. The issue of Platform tickets, now, has been resumed at all stations of Secunderabad Division including small stations, which was stopped earlier. This decision has been taken in view of the resumption of Unreserved Express trains over the rail network.

The decreased platform ticket fares at all railway stations (both Non-Suburban and Suburban Stations) of Secunderabad Division will be Rs.10/- (Rupees Ten o­nly ) except for Secunderabad & Hyderbad stations, where it will be Rs 20/- (Rupees Twenty o­nly ).

The issue of Platform tickets will facilitate to a large extent, all the rail passengers, especially Senior Citizens and Divyangajan in smooth boarding and alighting the trains. The precautionary measures being taken o­n railways to tackle Corona Virus will be maintained as usual. Rail users are requested to co-operate in this endeavor and follow all the protocols laid down in containing Covid-19.

Updates : 21.06.2021

Chennai Division Continues to Issue Platform Tickets at Six Railway Stations ~ 16.09.2021

Southern Railway announced that following the demands from rail users, the Chennai Division of Southern Railway permitted the issue of platform tickets at select six major stations from 17.03.2021 to 15.06.2021. The issue of platform tickets with the enhanced cost is now further extended till 16.09.2021. It has now been decided by the railway administration to continue the issuing of enhanced cost of platform ticket at Rs.50/- per ticket at all the 6 major stations in Chennai Division, namely, Dr. M.G.R Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Arakkonam and Katpadi stations till 16.09.2021. The platform tickets with enhanced rates ie. Rs.50/- per passenger are issued as a temporary measure undertaken by a railway administration to restrict overcrowding and movement of passengers at railway stations, as the lockdown due to COVID pandemic has not been lifted completely. The platform tickets are issued only for the benefit of sick, differently-abled, and aged passengers who need help in boarding and deboarding. This extended sale of platform ticket will be in force from 17.06.2021 till 16.09.2021

Updates : 22.04.2021

COVID-19 : Railway to limit entry/exit points at stations in Mumbai

The Railways will limit the number of entry and exit points at stations in Mumbai to prevent unauthorized people from traveling in local trains, as the Maharashtra government’s new COVID-19 curbs come into force from Thursday (22.04.2021) night, an official said., a famous online newspaper reported.

As per the guidelines under the state government’s “Break the Chain” order, only government servants, medical personnel, people requiring medical treatment, and specially-abled persons will be permitted to travel in local trains starting 8 pm on Thursday till 7 am on May 1.

According to officials, even train tickets and passes will be issued only to those whom the state government has authorized to travel on local trains. “We have already instructed the staff at railway stations about the new guidelines of the state government,” Central Railway’s chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said. Train tickets will only be issued at ticket counters and all other modes of bookings like ATVMs, JTBS (Jan Sadharan Ticket Booking Seva) and UTS will remain disabled till future orders, the official said.

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) with the help of the Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Mumbai police have already started to limit the number of entry and exit points, Western Railway’s chief public relations officer Sumit Thakur said. Personnel from the RPF, GRP, and ticket-checking staff will check the identity cards at entry points before allowing people to enter the stations, railway officials said. “We are going to follow the new guidelines. The state government has permitted three categories of people to travel on local trains. Only people with valid identity cards will be allowed to travel in local trains,” Thakur said. Travelers boarding or alighting from outstation trains will also not be permitted to travel in local trains, as the state government’s order has not mentioned it, officials said.

Updates : 19.04.2021

Platform Tickets Rules

  • A platform ticket in India costs ₹ 10/- to ₹ 20/- (increased in 2020 due to Covid, but now revised)
  • One platform ticket for one person only.
  • The validity of a platform ticket for 2 hours only.
  • A person having a railway ticket for a train on the same day is not required to have a platform ticket.
  • The platform ticket can be bought at any ticket reservation booth in the railway station.
  • If caught without a platform ticket if the person is not a traveler, he/she may be fined anywhere from ₹ 250 to 270.

Railway platform tickets to come with QR Code

Bengaluru City KSR Railway Stations introduced a new way to issue the platform tickets, further details are here. Now passengers can purchase platform tickets at the KSR railway station without stepping into the booking office anymore. For, the Indian Railway station development corporation has now put up two new kiosks, one each at the Platform One and Platform Eight entries, exclusively for platform tickets.

It plans to facilitate booking using QR code at kiosks as part of its modernization efforts, which also has the added advantage of avoiding personal interface in Covid 19 time.

A platform ticket has been priced at Rs.50/- at Cantonment, City, and Yesvantpur stations in order to dissuade crowds at stations and reduce the spread of Covid 19.

A big move in the offing is that platform tickets can be booked through these kiosks which will have a QR code displayed on them. “One just needs to bring along a mobile, scan the code and collect the ticket from the slit below. There will be no human interface. IRSDC will be launching the facility in a fortnight.

Platform Ticket ~ Circular


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