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Central Railway booked 24,500 ticketless passengers so far this year

The railway officials booked 15,500 ticketless and unauthorised travellers between Thane and Kalyan stations, while between Dombivali and Kalyan stations, in a special fortress check action against over 9,000 passengers have been taken.

Central Railway booked 24,500 ticketless passengers so far this year
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The Central Railway (CR) has taken action against 24,500 ticketless travellers, said an official on Tuesday, March 23. A fine of INR 61.14 lakhs has been recovered from these passengers in two and a half months. Besides, regular checking, the railway stations are also conducting fortress check.

A fortress check is one in which a particular station is chosen, and over a stipulated period of between eight and 12 hours, ticket-checkers and security staff are deployed to check every passenger using the station.

The railway officials booked 15,500 ticketless and unauthorised travellers between Thane and Kalyan stations, while between Dombivali and Kalyan stations, in a special fortress check action against over 9,000 passengers have been taken.

A fine of INR 37.35 lakhs has been collected between Thane and Kalyan stations from January to March 15. While, a fine of INR 23.80 lakhs was recovered from Thane, Dombivali and Kalyan stations in the fortress check.

Meanwhile, the CR earned INR 10.04 crore from 3.02 lakh ticketless and unauthorised travellers since the train services resumed on June 15.

Out of this, about 2.25 lakh cases were detected in suburban trains realising an amount of INR 6.02 crores as penalty and INR 4.02 crores realised as penalty from 75K cases in non-suburban trains.

Providing a break-up of the last three months, CR said that the Mumbai Division realised INR 1.90 crores from 65,140 cases in January 2021, INR 2.66 crores from 79,251 cases in February 2021 and INR 2.42 crores from 62,873 cases of unauthorized travel in March 2021.

Railways have allowed the general public to travel in train with restricted timing since February 1. However, some travellers are not following the time schedule allocated. Therefore, punitive action is being taken against commuters who do not comply with the rules.

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