Central Railways (CR) in its endeavor to provide better services to bonafide rail users and also to curb ticketless travel, has regularly conducts intensive ticket checking drives against ticketless and irregular travel in Suburban, Mail, Express, Passenger and special trains. Further to arrest revenue leakage, Central Railway vigilance team along with ticket checking staff also conducts such drives against ticketless travel.
During the period from April 1, 2021, to March 16, 2022, a total of 33.30 lakh cases were detected and a revenue of INR 200.85 crores realised which is the highest in terms of cases and revenue among all Zonal Railways. These are highest ever earnings of CR despite COVID-19 restrictions.
Mumbai Division has detected 12.93 lakh cases of ticketless and irregular travel realizing INR 66.84 crores which is highest amongst all divisions of Central Railway.
Bhusaval Division detected 8.15 lakh cases of irregular travel realizing INR 58.75 crores, Nagpur Division realized INR 33.32 Crores from 5.03 lakh cases of irregular travel, Solapur Division detected 3.36 lakh cases of irregular travel realizing INR 19.42 crores and Pune Division detected 2.05 lakh cases of irregular travel and realized INR 10.05 crores. The Ticket checking squads of Headquarters also detected 1.80 lakh cases of ticketless and irregular travel and recovered INR 12.47 crores.
In addition to above during this period in all 56,443 persons were detected for violating coronavirus appropriate behaviour and not wearing masks and a penalty of INR 88.78 lakhs was recovered from them.
Central Railway appeals the passengers to travel with proper and valid railway tickets in order to avoid inconvenience and travel with dignity and follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour for their and other’s safety.