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Central Railway registers a record earnings of Rs.143.21 Crore from Ticketless/Irregular Travellers

Central Railway registered a record ticket checking earnings of Rs.143.21 crore for the period April 2017 to February 2018 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 February 2018, a total of 2.55 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel and unbooked luggage were detected as against 1.97 lakh cases in the corresponding month of last year i.e. February 2017, showing an increase of 29.49 %. The earnings realized from such ticketless/irregular travel registered Rs. 12.77 crore during the month of February 2018 showing an increase of 44.86 % as compared to earnings of Rs.8.82 crore registered during the corresponding month of last year i.e. February 2017.

Central Railway has detected in all 29.12 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel and unbooked luggage during the period April 2017 to February2018, as against 24.61 lakh cases detected during the corresponding period last year, showing an increase of 18.35%. The earnings realized during the period from April 2017 to February 2018 from ticketless/irregular travel registered Rs.143.21 crore as against Rs.117.72 croreregistered during the corresponding period of last year showing an increase of 21.65% in earnings.

In addition during the month of February 2018143 cases of transfer of reserved journey tickets were detected and Rs. 1.38 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.

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