Railways earns Rs 30 lakh from ticketless passengers in January

Railways earns Rs 30 lakh from ticketless passengers in January

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, February 8

Even after the implementation of strict norms, instances of passengers travelling with out tickets stay excessive. Within the month of January, Northern Railway’s Ferozepur division discovered 3,843 passengers travelling with out ticket from the Amritsar railway station and fined them Rs 30,26,015.

In November, the Railways had caught 5,094 ticketless passengers and fined them Rs 44 lakh on the native railway station. In all, 21,760 passengers travelling with out tickets in trains had been discovered by Northern Railway’s Ferozepur division and Rs 2.16 crore was earned as effective from them in January.

The ticket checking workforce of Ferozepur division performed intensive ticket checking in trains to curb ticketless and irregular journey to supply comfy journey and higher providers to all real rail customers. A complete of 21,760 passengers had been discovered travelling with out tickets or travelling irregularly throughout January by the ticket checking workers and chief ticket inspectors of the division. By means of ticket checking, Ferozepur division had collected a income of about 34.64 crore in the course of the April-January interval of the present monetary yr, which is about 143 per cent greater than collected in the identical interval of the earlier monetary yr.

Common checking is completed on the important stations of the division to maintain the railway stations below the division clear and to stop most people from spreading filth on the stations and to make them conscious of cleanliness. Consequently, within the month of January, 284 passengers had been fined greater than Rs 50,000 for littering within the station premises (below the Anti-Littering Act).

Ferozepur division’s Divisional Railway Supervisor Dr Seema Sharma mentioned the ticket checking marketing campaign would proceed in Ferozepur division. The primary goal of ticket checking was to enhance the sale of railway tickets and to recuperate fines from passengers travelling with out tickets in order that they journey with correct tickets in future.

Appreciating all of the ticket checking workers, the DRM mentioned attributable to their collective efforts and laborious work, 64 per cent extra income was earned than the goal given by the pinnacle workplace within the month of January.

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