shot-button
Lake Levels Lake Levels
Home > Mumbai > Mumbai News > Article > Western Railway collects a whopping Rs 158 cr fine in 11 months including Rs 3999 cr from Mumbai Suburban

Western Railway collects a whopping Rs 158 cr fine in 11 months including Rs 39.99 cr from Mumbai Suburban

Updated on: 08 March,2023 07:14 PM IST  |  Mumbai
mid-day online correspondent |

The Western Railway statement said that the fine of rupees 158.28 crore was recovered from these passengers which is an increase of 68.01 per cent over the corresponding period of last year, which was Rs. 94.21 crore

Western Railway collects a whopping Rs 158 cr fine in 11 months including Rs 39.99 cr from Mumbai Suburban

File Photo/PTI

The Western Railway on Wednesday said that it collected a fine of a whopping rupees 158.28 crore, which also includes Rs. 39.99 crore from Mumbai Suburban section from April 2022 to February 2023.


In a statement, Western Railway said that intensive ticket checking drives are being carried out continuously over Mumbai suburban local services, Mail, Express as well as passenger trains and holiday special trains so as to curb the menace of ticketless, irregular passengers.



“This is done to ensure hassle-free, comfortable travel & better services to all bonafide passengers over Western Railway,” the statement said.


The highly motivated ticket checking team under the supervision of senior commercial officers of Western Railway, the statement said, organized several ticket checking drives from April 2022 to February 2023 during which a total of 23.70 lakh ticketless, irregular passengers and “unbooked luggage” cases were detected.

The statement released by Sumit Thakur, the Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway said that during the month of February 2023, an amount of Rs.12.24 crore was recovered through detection of 1.87 lakh ticketless, irregular passengers, including “unbooked luggage” cases.

Also read: Mumbai Traffic Police penalised 11 thousand motorists on Holi

Against a total 23.70 lakh ticketless, irregular passengers and unbooked luggage cases detected from April 2022 to February 2023, 15.92 lakh cases were detected during the corresponding period last year, which shows an increase of 48.86%.

The statement said that the fine of rupees 158.28 crore was recovered from these passengers which is an increase of 68.01 per cent over the corresponding period of last year, which was Rs. 94.21 crore.

In the month of February 2023, Western railway realized fines amounting to Rs.3.28 crore from Mumbai Suburban section. To prevent unauthorized entry in AC local trains, frequent surprise ticket checking drives are carried out. As a result of these drives more than 42,600 unauthorized passengers have been penalized since April 2022.

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

Mid-Day Web Stories

Mid-Day Web Stories

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK