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Indian Railways increases Platform ticket rate on Makar Sankranti

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          During the Makar Sankranti celebration, Indian Railway’s South-Central Zone (SCR) has raised platform prices until January 20. “Because of the upcoming Sankranti festival season, it is expected that there will be a large crowd of rail travelers as well as accompanying non-travelers at Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Lingampalli and Begampet Railway Stations and other major railway stations on the Secunderabad Division,” SCR said in a press release.

Of light of the recent increase in Covid-19 instances, the decision was made to limit crowd movement.

On January 15, India will commemorate the Makar Sankranti holiday. Its importance is associated with the sun’s arrival into Capricorn. Makar Sankranti is marked when the sun deity departs Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. The celebration is always held on January 14th or 15th.

The sun transits through 12 zodiac signs in a year, and the sign into which it enters is known as its Sankranti. The sun will enter Capricorn on January 14th this year.

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