Western Railway conducted regular checks during November, 2016 where in more than 1.98 lakh cases of ticket-less/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected, resulting in recovery of Rs.8.78 crore, which is 29.20% less than the corresponding month of the last year. During the month, 73 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected. Besides, 1105 beggars & unauthorized hawkers etc were apprehended, evicted, fined and more than 118 persons were sent to jail.
During this period, 196 checks were conducted against touts and other anti-social elements by Western Rly’s commercial department. As a result, 216 persons were apprehended and prosecuted and fined under various sections of Railways Act. During the month of November 2016, 155 school children above 12 years of age were detected traveling in ladies compartment of suburban trains and were removed from ladies compartment by Surakshini squad.
Western Railway regularly comes down heavily on ticket-less travelers by conducting such intensive campaigns. In its endeavor to provide better services to its bonafide rail users and also to curb ticket less travelling, WR has regularly been taking necessary steps. Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticket-less travel and such other irregularities. WR urges all rail users to buy proper railway ticket and travel with dignity.