From 1st April, 2015, Wednesday, platform ticket on Railway stations will cost Rs. 10 instead of Rs. 5.
Platform tickets are usually purchased by relatives who come to drop or pickup at station.
Also now, one can book a long distance mail train ticket 120 days in advance of travel date. This used to be 60 days in advance booking till now.
This will fill the long distance trains seats 4 months in advance.