Hyderabad: Platform summons charges hiked quickly for Sankranti
Hyderabad: The South Central Railway on Sunday temporally increased the platform ticket rates in Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Lingampally, Begumpet and other major stations in the Secunderabad division, in view of the ensuing Sankranti festival. The rate of platform ticket at Secunderabad station was enhanced from Rs 10 to Rs 50.
In Hyderabad, Lingampally, Begumpet, Warangal, Khammam, Kazipet, Mahbubabad, Vikarabad, Tandur and other major stations), it was hiked from Rs 10 to Rs 20. In view of the festival season, it is anticipated that there will be a huge crowd of rail travellers as well as accompanying non-travellers at the stations.
In order to regulate the flow of public to enter platforms and to avoid inconvenience to bona fide passengers and as a precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus during the festive season, the rates of platform tickets have been increased.
They will be effective till January 20. Recently the railway had hiked the platform ticket rates at Kacheguda station, said a senior SCR officer.