Central Railway recovers Rs 18.26 crores from ticketless travellers

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 May, 2015 where in a total of 3.21 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected, as against 2.50 lakh cases detected in May, 2014.

The amount realized in May, 2015 is  Rs.18.26 crores, as against Rs.13.29 crores during the corresponding month last year, thus showing an increase of 37.38% .

During the month, 577 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and an amount of Rs.4.31 lakhs was realized as recovery.

During the first two months of this financial year i.e April & May 2015, a total of 6.42 lakh cases were detected and Rs.36.82 crores were realized from them as fine against Rs.24.32 crores from 4.64 lakh cases during corresponding period last year, thus registering a record increase of 51.40% 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.