Central Railways crack down on brokers selling unauthorized mail-express train tickets

The Central Railways has cracked down on brokers selling unauthorized mail-express train tickets in the Mumbai metropolis.

Central Railways crack down on brokers selling unauthorized mail-express train tickets
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According to sources, the Central Railways has cracked down on brokers selling unauthorized mail-express train tickets in the Mumbai metropolis. In December, three brokers were arrested and about 400 e-tickets were seized. Moreover, the total value of the seized tickets is more than ₹6 lakhs.

Waiting lists have been issued for some trains for the last four months and it has become difficult for passengers to get tickets due to which ticket brokers have taken advantage of this.

The brokers, who were selling unauthorized tickets, were arrested in Mumbai in December. In December, 400 e-tickets worth ₹6,43,527 were seized with three brokers getting arrested so far. Furthermore, in December, 296 passengers without tickets on Mail-Express trains were arrested. A fine of around ₹2 lakhs was recovered from them, while 64 cases of unauthorized transfer of tickets to another passenger have come to light.

On the other hand, earlier from January 1 to January 8, the Central Railways arrested 14,000 passengers in an operation to ensure that only women and people engaged in essential services are commuting. On Friday, 54 people were arrested for carrying fake ID cards. According to sources, these identity cards have been confiscated. At present, the security has reportedly been beefed up near the entrance of the Central Railway Station and many people are being allowed to enter without any hindrance.

So far, more than 500 fake identity cardholders have been nabbed on the Central Railway. This includes medical staff, Mumbai Municipal Corporation employees, Maharashtra Security Force employees and other categories of identity cards.

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