Western Railway conducted regular checks during March, 2019 where in about 2.45 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected, resulting in recovery of Rs.13.46 crore, which is 49.87 % more than the corresponding month of last year. Besides, 329 beggars & 631 unauthorized hawkers etc. were apprehended, evicted, fined and 258 persons were sent to jail.
According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar - Chief Public Relations Officer of W.Rly, 252 checks were conducted during this period against touts and other anti-social elements by... more...
Western Railway’s Commercial Department. As a result, 144 persons were apprehended and prosecuted and fined under various sections of Railways Act. During the month of March, 2019, 61 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 conducts such drives against ticketless travellers. In its endeavour to provide better services to its bonafide rail users and also to curb ticketless travelling, WR has regularly been taking necessary steps. Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities. WR urges all rail users to buy proper railway ticket and travel with dignity. **********