The Central Railways (CR), in its drive against ticketless travellers, have earned around Rs.66.99 crore in the first half of this financial year.
“We have started an intensive campaign against the tickeless travellers and the senior officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and other such irregularities,” said a senior CR official.
“For the month of September this year alone, a total of 1.40 lakh cases of ticketless and irregular travel, including unbooked luggage cases were detected, as against 1.39 lakh cases detected in September 2014. The amount realised as fine in September 2015 is Rs.7.15 crore as against Rs.7.01 crore during the corresponding month last year, showing an increase of 2.04% in earnings.
“During the first half of the current financial year (April to September 2015), a total of 13.02 lakh cases were detected as against 10.66 lakh cases during corresponding period last year, thus registering an increase of 22.06 per cent in number of cases. An amount of Rs. 66.99 crore was realized from them as fine against Rs.51.62 crore during corresponding period last year,” said the official.