Mumbai: Western Railways gets Rs 14.48 crore from ticketless travellers in a month!
During the month of May 2019, 14 cases of transfer of reserved ticket was detected and an amount of Rs. 16,050/- was realized. Also, 289 beggars were detected and removed from railway premises
Following sustained drive against ticketless travellers in May 2019, Western Railway detected about 2.87 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel, including unbooked luggage cases were detected, resulting in recovery of Rs.14.48 crore which is 24.01% more than the corresponding month of the last year. Besides, 338 beggars & 919 unauthorized hawkers etc. were apprehended, evicted, fined and 287 persons were sent to jail.
According to Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Rly, 218 checks were conducted during this period against touts and other anti-social elements by Western Railway’s Commercial Department. As a result, 205 persons were apprehended and prosecuted and fined under various sections of the Railways Act. During the month of May 2019, 14 cases of transfer of reserved ticket was detected and an amount of Rs. 16,050/- was realized. Also, 289 beggars were detected and removed from railway premises by Surakshini squad.
Bhakar said Western Railway regularly conducts such drives against ticketless travellers. In its endeavour to provide better services to its bonafide rail users and also to curb ticketless travelling, WR has regularly been taking necessary steps. Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities. WR urges all rail users to buy proper railway ticket and travel with dignity.
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