Mumbai: Central Railway catches 16,600 ticketless travellers daily

During the month of June-2022, Central Railway has registered a revenue of Rs.31.78 crore through 4.83 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including un-booked luggage

Kamal MishraUpdated: Thursday, July 07, 2022, 08:31 AM IST
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On average daily 16,600 passengers are being caught traveling without proper tickets by Central Railway ticket checker in current financial year. "In last three months, 14.94 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel and un-booked luggage were detected by CR as against 5.04 lakh cases in the corresponding period last year thereby showing an increase of 196.32%," said an officer adding that CR registered a record breaking ticket checking revenue of Rs 103.39 crore for first quarter i.e April-June-2022.

During the month of June-2022, Central Railway has registered a revenue of Rs.31.78 crore through 4.83 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including un-booked luggage.

Giving full marks to the ticket checking staff for 196 per cent increase in detection of without proper tickets cases, Shivaji Sutar, Chief Public Relations Officer of CR said, "To ensure comfortable travel and better services to all bonafide rail users, Central Railway conducts intensive ticket checking in Suburban, Mail Express, Passenger services and special trains across all its divisions to curb ticketless and irregular travel. Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities".

"The highly motivated ticket checking team of Central Railway generated a record ticket checking revenue of Rs.103.39 crore for the first quarter i.e April-June-2022," added Sutar.

The revenue realized from such ticketless/irregular travel registered Rs.103.39 crore for the first quarter i.e April-June-2022 as against revenue of Rs.31.58 crore registered during the corresponding period last year showing an increase of 227.40%

Asked about the challenges faced by ticket checking staff, a senior officer said, "Our ticket checking staff is fully trained, they know how to deal with passengers."

"Every passenger is different, reacting in their own way when caught by the TC. Some are softspoken, many are aggressive and some are ready to pay easily," he added.

Central Railway appeals to the passengers to travel with proper and valid railway tickets in order to avoid inconvenience and travel with dignity.

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