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Restriction on the Sale of Platform Tickets
In a strategic move to address the challenges of overcrowding and prioritize passenger safety, the Mumbai division of Central Railways (CR) has initiated a temporary restriction on the sale of platform tickets during specific evening hours at major stations till November 24, these regulations are set to be enforced at key stations, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Thane, Kalyan, and Panvel.
No Sale of Platform Tickets on These Stations in Mumbai
Concurrently, both Central Railway and Western Railway have collaborated to ensure effective crowd management at prominent stations such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), Dadar, Mumbai Central, and Borivli amid the festive rush on Thursday. This collaborative effort involves the presence of Railway Protection Force (RPF) help desks for passengers, meticulous queue management to facilitate smooth boarding, continuous announcements and megaphones for RPF communication, and the deployment of dog squads at the stations.
Restricted Hours for the Sale of Platform Tickets
During the designated time frames, platform tickets will be unavailable for the general public. The specified restricted hours are as follows: from 6 pm to 12:30 am at CSMT and Dadar, from 7 pm to 1:30 am at Thane, from 6 pm to 1:30 am at Kalyan, from 6:30 pm to 1 am at LTT, and from 11 pm to 2 am at Panvel.
Exceptions for the Sale of Platform Tickets
However, exceptions will be made for specific groups, including senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and women with children in arms or accompanied by one escort. This accommodation aims to ensure continued access to platform tickets for those who may require it during the restricted hours.
Advisory for Travelers
Central Railway emphasized that these measures are designed to foster a safer and more manageable commuting environment, particularly during peak hours. Commuters are strongly advised to plan their journeys with consideration for the specified restricted hours and make alternative arrangements to avoid any inconvenience.
This proactive step by Central Railways underscores their commitment to passenger safety and highlights the significance of collaborative efforts in effectively managing crowd control during crucial periods. Passengers are encouraged to stay informed about these temporary restrictions and cooperate with the authorities to ensure a seamless travel experience.
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