CR earns Rs 9.7 crore from ticketless travellers in July

CR earns Rs 9.7 crore from ticketless travellers in July
A total of 2.32 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel and unbooked luggage were detected in July 2018 (Representational Image)

The Central Railway (CR) continued its crackdown on ticketless and irregular travellers in the month of July 2018, collecting over Rs 9.7 crores in penalties from offenders.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations officer, CR, said the division registered a record ticket checking earnings of Rs 9.72 crore for the period July 2018 in its intensive campaign against ticketless and irregular travel.

“In its endeavour to provide better services to bonafide rail users and also to curb the ticketless travel, CR has regularly taken innovative steps. Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities,” it said.

In the month of July 2018, a total of 2.32 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel and unbooked luggage were detected as against 2.16 lakh cases in the corresponding month of last year (July 2017), showing an increase of 7.4 percent.

Also, the earnings realised from ticketless/irregular travel in July 2018 was Rs 9.72 crore, as against Rs 9.16 crore registered during July 2017, showing an increase of 6.11 percent.

Further, CR detected total 13.17 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel and unbooked luggage during the period April 2018 to July 2018, as against 11.99 lakh cases detected during the corresponding period last year, showing an increase of 9.84 percent.

The earnings realised during the period from April 2018 to June 2018 from ticketless/irregular travel registered Rs 69.07 crore as against Rs 63.16 crore registered during the corresponding period of last year showing an increase of 9.36 percent in earnings.

In addition, 202 cases of transfer of reserved journey tickets were detected during the month of July 2018 and Rs 1.85 lakh recovered as penalty.

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