Central Railway Recovers Rs 71.25 Crore From Ticketless Passengers In Last Six Months

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Delhi, 20 October 2021: Central Railway, in following the Covid-19 protocol as per the Government’s directives and sensitizing the passengers to take all precautions while travelling, has been very prompt and tactful in penalizing the errand passenger.


During the period 01.4.2021 to 30.9.2021, a total of 12.47 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travellers were detected in suburban & non-suburban trains (long distance trains) trains and an amount of Rs.71.25 crores was realized as penalty.

This is highest in terms of revenue among all Zonal Railways.

During the period 17.4.2021 to 30.9.2021, special teams of ticket checking personnel detected and penalized a total of 25,610 cases of non-compliance of covid-19 appropriate behavior. A total of 20,570 cases of passengers not wearing masks/face covers and 5,040 cases of people not allowed to travel as per covid-19 guidelines were detected and an amount of Rs.34.74 lakhs and Rs.25.20 lakhs respectively were realized as fine.


Central Railway in its endeavor to provide better services to bonafide rail users and also to curb ticketless travel, has regularly conducted intensive campaigns against ticketless and irregular travel. Intensive and regular ticket checking drives are conducted in suburban and non-suburban / Mail Express trains to ensure that only bonafide passengers travel in trains in accordance with Government guidelines and following Covid19 protocol.


It is also worth mentioning that while performing their duties, the Ticket Checking Staff of central railway has exhibited utmost courtesy and civil behavior leading to reduction in complaints. They have also exhibited their humane side by uniting lost children with their parents on numerous occasions.


Central Railway appeals to the passengers to travel with proper and valid railway tickets in order to avoid inconvenience and travel with dignity & follow all norms mandated for Covid-19.