Western Railway earns Rs8.50 crore from ticketless and irregular travel in November

Sunday, 22 December 2013 - 7:00pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI

 Western Railway today said it earned Rs 8.50 crore from ticketless and irregular travel in November, an increase of around 7 per cent over the corresponding period of previous year.

WR conducted regular checks during November during which it detected 203386 cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases, WR said in a release here.

These actions resulted in the recovery of Rs 8.50 crore, which is 6.86 per cent more than the corresponding month of the last year, it said.

During the month, 937 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and on this account WR recovered Rs 8,55 lakh from the offenders, the release said. Also, 1261 beggars and unauthorised hawkers were apprehended , evicted and fined, it said adding as many as 119 persons were sent to jail as well.

Besides,180 checks were conducted against touts and other anti-social elements, resulting in apprehension and prosecution of 172 persons under various sections of Railways Act, the release said.

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