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Railways collects Rs 6.45 cr from ticketless travelers

By Religare

The Western Railways has said that it has collected Rs 6.45 crore from around 1.71 lakh ticketless travellers during July, media reported.

Commenting on the issue, a Western Railway Official told the media, "In continuation of our efforts to curb the practise of ticketless travelling, WR conducted regular checks during the month of July, 2015 where in 1.71 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected, resulting in recovery of around Rs 6.45 crore."


"Senior officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities. During July, 52 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and an amount of over Rs 46,000 was realised," he added.

As per reports, during this period, 195 checks were conducted against touts and other anti-social elements by commercial department. As a result, 222 persons were apprehended and prosecuted and fined under various sections of Railways Act.

Story first published: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:30 [IST]
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