WR prosecuted 149 freeloaders in April

 Mumbai
WR prosecuted 149 freeloaders in April

Western Railway conducted regular checks during April 2017 wherein about 2.60 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected, resulting in the recovery of Rs.12.18 crore which is more than the corresponding month of the last year. During the month, 23 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected. 

Besides, 1035 beggars & unauthorised hawkers etc were apprehended, fined and more than 149 persons were sent to jail. During the month of April 2017, 110 school children above 12 years of age were detected travelling in ladies compartment of suburban trains and were removed from ladies compartment by Surakshini squad. 

Western Railway regularly conducts the drive 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. 

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