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5 November 2019, Pune- Central Railway RPF conducted special drive against touts involved in e-tickets in all 5 divisions. During the drive conducted from 26.10.2019 to 03.11.2019, 46 persons were arrested with seizure of 490 live tickets valued Rs.14,01,648/- and 470 journey performed tickets valued Rs.6,54,205/- i.e. total Rs.20,55,853/-.

All the arrested 46 touts were produced before the Learned Magistrate Courts. All the live tickets blocked and subsequently cancelled by IRCTC on receipt of advice from RPF. The drive was aimed to control touts on e-ticketing in view of Diwali and Chhath Puja rush of public to their native places. Public are warned not to buy tickets from touts involved in on line e-ticketing as they cannot perform their journey as well as loss of their money if tickets are blocked on account of legal action.

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