CR collects over Rs 150 crore from 31 lakh ticketless travellers in 2017-18

CR collects over Rs 150 crore from 31 lakh ticketless travellers in 2017-18
Railway staffers detected 31.45 lakh cases of ticketless and irregular commuting in 2017-18 (Representational Image)

Central Railway recovered over Rs 150 crore from ticketless travellers in the year 2017-18, an increase of roughly 20 percent from the amount collected during the previous fiscal.

In a statement issued on Friday, CR said that during the fiscal year that ended on March 31 this year, railway staffers detected 31.45 lakh cases of ticketless and irregular commuting and recovered fines amounting to Rs 153.82 crore.

In the financial year 2016-17, fines totalling Rs 128.63 crore, from 26.88 lakh cases, were recovered, CR chief spokesperson Sunil Udasi said.

The PRO further stated that the revenue loss to the railways from ticketless travelling and other such activities was being monitored closely, adding that the public transporter was providing better facilities to commuters to buy tickets.

While the final numbers are still being compiled, Indian Railways is expected to rake in a whopping Rs 1,200 crore in penalties in the current fiscal across all its divisions.

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