Mumbai, November 13: The Central Railway earned Rs 22.87 crore in fine from ticketless travellers in the month of October 2019 as against Rs 13.42 crore in October 2018, registering an increase of 70.32 percent this year. According to a press release by the Central Railway, during October 2019, 4.25 lakh cases of ticketless/ irregular travel including un-booked luggage were detected. Last year in October, a total of 2.80 lakh cases were reported which amounted to an increase of 51.84 percent.
During the period April to October-2019 a total of 24.04 lakh cases of ticketless / irregular travel and un-booked luggage were detected as against 20.81 lakh cases in the corresponding period last year thereby showing an increase of 15.54 percent. In October this year, 695 cases of transfer of reserved journey tickets were detected and Rs 5.60 lakh recovered as penalty. The earnings realized from such ticketless travel registered Rs 126.67 crore in the period April to October 2019 as compared to earnings of Rs 103.77 crore registered during the corresponding period last year showing an increase of 22.07 percent. Central Railway Earns Record Fine of Rs 100.29 Crore From Passengers for Ticketless Travel in First 6 Months of 2019.
Giving details about the earnings, the Central Railway said that during the period from October 21, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Central Railway has registered earnings of Rs.13.94 crore as compared to Rs 11.68 crore during last year’s Diwali from November 1 to November 12, 2018 showing an increase of 19.37 percent. These earnings have been generated from 2,40,754 cases in 2019 as compared to 1,99,812 cases in 2018 showing an increase of 20.49 percent.
In its endeavor to provide better services to rail users, the Central Railway also has taken several initiatives to curb the ticketless travel. Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities.