In order to regulate unnecessary crowding at stations, as a temporary measure, all Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) are requested to raise platform ticket prices to Rs 50 at important stations (dealing large passengers/visitors rush). It is only a temporary increase. Prices can be restored when the situation permits.
As a preventive measure against novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the railways on Tuesday increased prices of platform tickets from Rs 10 to Rs 50 for 250 stations in the country to minimize the footfalls at the stations.
South Western Railway (headquartered in Hubballi, Karnataka) said that the price of platform tickets in KSR (Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna) Bengaluru, Bengaluru Cantonment, Yesvantpur, Yelahanka and Krishnarajapuram Railway Stations has been hiked to Rs 50 till March 31.