The central railway this year earned 100 Crore Rs. As fine from ticketless passengers and has booked more than 17 Lakh people.
The Central Railway, this year between April and November, earned around Rs 100.82 crore from passengers travelling without a ticket. The Indian Railways has booked more than 17 lakh people for travelling without tickets in the Central Railway zone.
The fines collected by the Central Railway includes Rs 26 lakh from 23,816 passengers for not wearing masks and violating the Covid-19 appropriate behaviour (CAB). Around 29,019 passengers were booked for not following the CAB such as crowding at booking offices and spitting in railway coaches while travelling or in railway premises.
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Rs. 100.82 crore Revenue during 1st April to 6th November 2021 through ticket checking.
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The Railways collected around Rs 17.73 crore from 465,000 passengers travelling without railway tickets on the suburban trains.
The suburban railway lines in Central Railway includes trains that operate between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Kalyan/Karjat and Kasara railway stations, the harbour line between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Panvel and the railway route between Thane and Vashi.
Shivaji Shutar further said, “It was our responsibility to check if people followed Covid-19 appropriate behaviour during travelling to prevent the upsurge of the deadly virus again. Many travellers were committing a crime by travelling ticketless and at the same time not following the CAB. In our endeavour to provide better services to rail users and curb ticketless travelling officials of Railway conducted intensive campaigns.”