15 April 2016


Central Railway comes down heavily o­n ticketless travellers by conducting intensive campaign against them. In its endeavor to provide better services to its bonafide rail users and also to curb the ticketless traveller, CR has regularly taken innovative steps. Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities.

Central Railway conducted regular checks during March 2016 where in a total of 1.87 lakhcases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected, as against 1.74 lakh cases detected in March 2015 thus showing an increase of 7.89% in number of cases . The amount realized in March 2016is Rs.9.11 crore, as against Rs.7.88 crore during the corresponding month last year, thus showing an increase of 15.56% in earnings.

 During the month, 268 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and an amount of Rs 2.43 lakh was realized as recovery.

 During the financial year April 2015 to March 2016, a total of 24.31 lakh cases were detected as against 21.33 lakh cases during corresponding period last year, thus registering an increase of 14 % in number of cases. An amount of  Rs. 120.57 crore was realized from them as fine against Rs.101.16 crore during corresponding period last year, thus registering an increase of 19.19% in earnings.

Central Railway appeals to the passengers to travel with proper and valid railway tickets in order to avoid inconvenience and travel with dignity.