Perhaps a comedy of errors: Platform ticket hike


Kolkata: Well, with the implementation of the revised platform ticket fares with a hike from Rs.5 to Rs.10, the railways might have committed a comedy of errors.

Let’s take a look at the city of joy Kolkata, here the minimum train ticket fare is Rs.5 so is there any rational that one will purchase a platform ticket worth Rs.10?

The recent fare hike gave rise to more questions than answers. Let us take a look:

a) Why should one buy a platform ticket of Rs.10, when one could get a minimum fare train ticket at Rs.5?
b) Will a passenger fined for using a minimum fare ticket instead of a platform ticket?
c) Will the railway increase minimum fare to Rs.10?

So let us wait and watch for railways to decide on a few comedies of errors.