दक्षिण पूर्व रेलवे
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
MASSIVE EARNINGS FROM FREE-TRIPPERS
Kolkata, 2nd September, 2019:
With a view to curb ticketless travel, South Eastern Railway conducted a 10 Day Special Ticket Checking Drive from 21st August to 30th August, 2019 over its entire jurisdiction covering all the four divisions viz. Kharagpur, Adra, Ranchi and Chakradharpur.
During the special ticket checking drive, a total number of 1419 cases were detected travelling without ticket or with improper ticket and an amount of Rs.9,77,035/- was realized as fine and penalty from ticketless travellers.
Such type of special drives against ticketless travellers are conducted by South Eastern Railway throughout the year. As a result of intensive ticket checking drives in the year 2018-19, a total number of 8,88,266 cases were detected travelling without tickets or with improper tickets which was 25% more than the previous year i.e. 2017-18. The amount realized as fine and penalty from ticketless travelers in 2018-19 was Rs. 45.30 crores which was 32% more than that of the previous year i.e. 2017-18.