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Mumbai Central Railway earns over 100 Cr as fines from ticketless travellers in 7 months

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Mumbai Central Railway earns over 100 Cr as fines from ticketless travellers in 7 months

After the Railways permitted fully vaccinated people and 14 days after second dose, there were many people in an excitement to travel by local travelled without valid ticket.

In a drive to nab those violating the rules, the railway officials started to impose fine on the ticketless travellers.

Within seven months, the Central Railway has been successful in collecting fines over Rs.100 cr from ticketless travellers between April till November this year.

Notably, almost 1.7 million commuters were booked for travelling without valid railway tickets.

Reportedly, the fine is inclusive of ₹26 lakh collected from 23,816 maskless passengers. . TCR also registered 29,019 cases against passengers for not following Covid-appropriate behaviour such as spitting inside the train compartment and railway platform, crowding at the booking office, among others.

The Central Railway also collected ₹17.73 crore was from 465,000 ticketless passengers travellling on the suburban train network alone.

The suburban CR operates between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Kalyan/Karjat and Kasara/Khopoli railway stations, the harbour line between CSMT and Panvel and the trans- harbour railway line between Thane and Vashi. The non-suburban CR refers to railway lines ahead of Karjat.

As per Shivaji Sutar, Central Railway Spokesperson, the railway conducted several checks even during lockdown and many commuters were heavily penalised for travelling without valid ticket.

News Edit: K.V.Raman

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