11.42 crore from 2.51 lakh cases of Ticketless travelling
Western Railway comes down heavily on ticketless travellers by conducting intensive campaign against them. In its endeavor to provide better services to its bonafide rail users and also to curb the ticketless traveller, WR has regularly taken innovative steps. Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities.
Western Railway conducted regular checks during April, 2015 where in more than 2.51 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected, resulting in recovery of Rs.11.42 crore, which is 27.63% more than the corresponding period of last year.
During the month, 316 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and an amount of more than Rs.3.31 lakh was realized. 1377 beggars & unauthorized hawkers etc were apprehended, evicted, fined and 57 persons were sent to jail. During this period, 185 checks were conducted against touts and other anti-social elements. As a result, 259 persons were apprehended and prosecuted and fined under various sections of Railways Act.
WR urges all rail users to buy proper railway ticket and travel with dignity.