Central 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, CR has regularly taken innovative steps. Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities.
Central Railway conducted regular checks during November 2015 where in a total of 2.70 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected, as against 1.65 lakh cases detected in November 2014 thus showing an increase of 63.51% in number of cases . The amount realized in November 2015 is Rs.14.49 crore, as against Rs.7.28 crore during the corresponding month last year, thus showing an increase of 98.99% in earnings.
During the month, 706 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and an amount of Rs 5.09 lakh was realized as recovery.
During the period April 2015 to November 2015, a total of 17.56 lakh cases were detected as against 14.76 lakh cases during corresponding period last year, thus registering an increase of 18.99% in number of cases. An amount of Rs. 90.42 crore was realized from them as fine against Rs.71.93 crore during corresponding period last year, thus registering an increase of 25.70% in earnings.
Central Railway appeals to the passengers to travel with proper and valid railway tickets in order to avoid inconvenience and travel with dignity.