Mumbai: Western Railway has recovered Rs
3.88 crore from ticketless travelers in September this year,
which is 20 per cent more than the amount recovered in
corresponding month last year.
"In its endeavour to provide better service to its
bonafide rail users and also to check ticketless travel and
other such irregularities, WR conducted regular checks during
September, 2011 in which 1.31 lakh cases were detected.
"Altogether 1,31,633 cases of ticketless/irregular
travel including unbooked luggage were detected resulting into
a recovery of Rs. 388.76 lakhs which is 20 per cent more than
the corresponding month of the last year," an official release
Similarly, 151 cases of illegal transfer of reserved
tickets were detected and an amount of Rs. 120305 was
realised, it said.
During the same period, 963 beggars and unauthorised
hawkers were apprehended. They were evicted from railway
premises. Eight persons were sent to jail, it said.
During September, 2011, 160 checks were conducted against
touts and other anti-social elements by Western Railway. As a
result, 481 persons were apprehended and got prosecuted under
various sections of Railways Act.