17 June 2019 : Central Railway RPF under the instructions of Shri Arun Kumar, Director General RPF, launched “ Operation Thunder” to counter the menace of touting of Railway reservation tickets. This was a part of the campaign against touts launched on an All India Level.
As part of “Operation Thunder”, the Crime Intelligence Branch of RPF in close co-ordination with the local RPF conducted raids and search operations at various locations especially in the premises of private travel agencies and PRS centres in all 5 divisions of Central Railway viz. Mumbai, Pune, Solapur, Bhusaval and Nagpur.
During this drive a total of 32 cases were detected from 21 private travel agencies and 12 PRS centres in Mumbai (Ghatkopar), Navi Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi, Dombivali, Nagpur, Nasik, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Akola, Kalaburgi, Shirdi, Solapur, Pune, Chinchwad, Pimpri and Sangli.
A total of 3515 tickets including e-tickets valued at Rs.68,25,499/- were seized and 35 persons were arrested. The seized tickets included past journey tickets valued at Rs.62,80,891/- and future journey tickets valued at Rs.5,44,608/-
“Operation Thunder” is a dedicated effort by the Central Railway RPF in its relentless pursuit of putting an end to ticket blackmarketing.