MUMBAI: Central Railway registered a record ticket checking earnings of Rs.121.09 crore for the period April to December 2017 in its intensive campaign against ticketless and irregular travel. In its endeavor to provide better services to bonafide rail users and also to curb the ticketless travel, Central Railway has regularly taken innovative steps. Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities.
In the month of December 2017, a total of 2.06 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel and unbooked luggage were detected as against 1.81 lakh cases in the corresponding month of last year i.e. December 2016, showing an increase of 14.01 %. The earnings realized from such ticketless/irregular travel registered Rs. 8.76 crore during the month of December 2017 showing an increase of 21.73 % as compared to earnings of Rs.7.68 crore registered during the corresponding month of last year i.e. December 2016.
Central Railway has detected in all 24.41 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel and unbooked luggage during the period April 2017 to December 2017, as against 20.69 lakh cases detected during the corresponding period last year, showing an increase of 17.94%. The earnings realized during the period from April to December 2017 from ticketless/irregular travel registered Rs.121.09 crore as against Rs. 100.53 crore registered during the corresponding period of last year showing an increase of 20.46% in earnings.
In addition during the month of Decmber-2017, 439 cases of transfer of reserved journey tickets were detected and Rs. 3.56 lakh recovered as penalty.
Central Railway appeals to the passengers to travel with proper and valid railway tickets in order to avoid inconvenience and travel with dignity.