Platform ticket to cost Rs. 10 from April 1

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From April 1, a platform ticket will cost Rs 10 and rail freight rates of various commodities will increase by up to 10 per cent. Earlier the cost of a platform ticket was Rs.5.

One can now book a train ticket 120 days ahead of travel date, instead of 60 days as at present.
Freight rates for grains, pulses and urea would increase by 10 per cent, while the rate for coal would be raised by 6.3 per cent, as per the Railway Budget proposals which will come into effect from April 1.

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