Western Railway News: Under the action of ticket checking officers of Western Railway, a record amount has been recovered as fine during April to October, 2022. This amount has been said to be 212 percent more than the same period last year. Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer, Western Railway informed that in order to ensure smooth, comfortable travel and better services to all legitimate passengers on Western Railway, ticketless ticketing in Mumbai suburban local services, Mail/Express as well as passenger trains and holiday special trains has been introduced. Continuous ticket checking campaigns are being conducted to stop the travel of.
Ticket checking teams under the supervision of senior commercial officers of Western Railway carried out several ticket checking operations during the period from April to October, 2022. Of these, Rs 114.18 crore was recovered as fine.
17 crore recovered in the month of October
According to Thakur, during October 2022, including cases of unbooked luggage, 2.38 lakh ticketless travelers were detected and Rs 17 crore were recovered from them as fine. According to the information, during the financial year 2022-23, a total of 16.78 lakh cases of unbooked passengers and unbooked luggage were detected, while 6.79 lakh cases were detected during the same period in the previous year. This is an increase of 147.23 percent. A revenue amounting to Rs 114.18 crore was collected as fine from these passengers, which is 212.22 per cent higher than Rs 36.57 crore in the same period last year.
Checking in AC local trains also
Frequent surprise ticket checking drives are conducted to prevent illegal entry in AC local trains. As a result of these campaigns, more than 22 thousand 300 ticketless passengers were fined till April, 2022.