Platform ticket price at Chennai Central to be Rs 15 :
The cost of a platform ticket at Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. MGR Chennai Central is set to be increased from 10 to 15 for a period of 3 months, starting from April 1. In March 2015, the Railway Board had increased the price of a platform ticket from 5 to 10 and empowered the various divisions to increase the price beyond 10 in order to regulate rush during any specific requirement. The latest price increase is done in accordance with the power delegated by the board.
An official release said this was done keeping in view the peak summer traffic expected to begin from April 1 and with the objective of decongesting platforms and facilitating the movement of originating and terminating passengers.
Southern Railway said platform tickets are available for passengers at the booking office at Moore Market Complex, at the end of platform 1 (on Walltax Roadside) and at an exclusive platform ticket counter near gate 5 at Central. The increase will be effective until June 30.