Jul 20, 2017

W. Rly Recovers Rs. 8.33 crore from 1.95 lakh cases of Ticketless travelling during June, 2017

Western Railway conducted regular checks during June, 2017 where in near about 1.95 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected, resulting in recovery of Rs. 8.33 crore which is 8.47 % more than the corresponding month of the last year. Besides, 941 beggars & unauthorized hawkers etc were apprehended, evicted, fined and more than 111 persons were sent to jail.

According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of W.Rly, 202 checks were conducted during this period against touts and other anti-social elements by Western Rly’s commercial department. As a result, 139 persons were apprehended and prosecuted and fined under various sections of Railways Act. During the month of June, 2017, 55 school children above 12 years of age were detected traveling in ladies compartment of suburban trains and were removed from ladies compartment by Surakshini squad.
Western Railway regularly conducts drive against ticketless travellers. In its endeavour to provide better services to its bonafide rail users and also to curb ticketless travelling, WR has regularly been taking necessary steps. Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities. WR urges all rail users to buy proper railway ticket and travel with dignity.