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Fine of ₹1.50 crores collected by CR in 6 months

If unauthorised passengers are caught by the officials, a punitive action is taken by the railways against those commuters in suburban and long-distance trains.

Fine of ₹1.50 crores collected by CR in 6 months
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The Mumbai Division of Central Railway conducts regular, intensive and special ticket checking drives against irregular travel in suburban and special long-distance trains. This initiative, by the team of senior officers and ticket checking staff, is to ensure that no unauthorised passengers travel in trains.

However, if unauthorised passengers are caught by the officials, punitive action is taken by the railways against those commuters in suburban and long-distance trains.

According to reports, the railways have found 43,516 cases and collected a fine of ₹1.50 crores from June 20 to November 20.

Out of 43,516 cases, 39,516 were detected in suburban trains and a fine of ₹1.10 crores was collected. Whereas 4,000 people were caught in long distance trains and a fine of ₹40 lakh was recovered from them, said an official.

Meanwhile, of the 43,516 cases, 36,754 were caught in regular ticket checking drives, 4,616 during intensive drives and 2,146 during special ticket checking drives, the official added.

Earlier, the Central Railway administration had announced that a fine of total ₹1 crore has been recovered from the passengers commuting without valid tickets. Of the total, ₹75 lakh included from the commuters using fake IDs or fake QR codes of essential services from June 15 to November 4. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the railways have imposed restrictions on commuting in the locals for general public.

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